South Lake Washington Roadway Improvements (Garden Avenue North Widening)
Project Manager – James Wilhoit
Description – This project will improve the capacity and safety of Logan Ave N / S Lake Washington Blvd intersection in order to improve mobility of our residents, businesses / employees and visitors. Garden Ave N will be widened between N 10th Street and Logan Ave N to allow for wider and safer traffic lanes in the four-lane section of this street. Capacity will be improved by widening of Logan Ave N and S Lake Washington Blvd to replace the single left-turn lanes on the west and north approaches with dual left-turn lanes. The existing sign / signal bridge spanning the intersection will be removed and new signals will be installed. Public art will be erected at the NW corner of the intersection.
Construction includes additional sidewalks, bike lanes, and street lighting improvements.
Public Art Component of the Garden Avenue North Widening Project - The Renton Municipal Arts Commission will move the sculpture ‘Emerging’ by Hai Ying Wu from its current site in Carco Park to the NW corner of the intersection. This sculpture was created for the City’s Centennial celebration. The new location will provide increased visibility of the artwork and be better connected to the natural features of nearby Lake Washington and Coulon Park.
Schedule – Construction began May 21, 2012 and was completed July 2013
Project budget – Approximately $2.7 million funded largely with a grant from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board
• Updated August 13, 2013
• Contract amount is $2.1 million
• Contractor is ICON Materials.
Construction of this project is substantially complete. There now remain only minor planting and typical “punchlist” items, including final pavement markings, grouting of light and signal pole bases, and minor electrical adjustments to be done.
Installation on-site of the sculpture “Emerging” (by a separate contract) has not yet been scheduled.
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