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 will include additional sidewalks, bike lanes, and street lighting improvements.
The north-south through movement on Garden Ave N and S Lake Washington Blvd will be maintained.
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 will be completed by July 2013
Project budget – Approximately $2.7 million funded largely with a grant from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board
- Updated April 29, 2013
- Contract amount is $2.1 million
- Contractor is ICON Materials.
Construction work is currently approximately 83% complete. New traffic signal poles and mast arms have been delivered to the site. Signal poles have been erected. Electrical wiring and foundations for streetlighting were completed and permanent signing (except that to be placed on mast arms) installed in January. Landscaping and irrigation installation has been completed. Delivery of streetlight materials and remaining signal equipment is expected between mid– May and first of June, after which installation and activation of new mast arms and related equipment at intersection will take place, as well as vehicle induction loop, final signing and Garden Ave. streetlight installation. This will be followed by removal of the existing signal bridge over the intersection (signal bridge removal will require up to 3 nighttime full closures of the intersection - intersection will not be closed during daytime hours), to be completed in July 2013.
Installation on-site of the sculpture “Emerging” (by a separate contract) cannot begin until the signal bridge has been removed and will not likely happen until after July 2013.
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