Beginning this month the intersection of 76th Ave & 212th Street will be fully involved in construction to improve traffic flow and bicycle safety. The construction will continue through late 2017.
Although you can expect traffic delays to begin in April and last through the duration of the project, the end result will provide many improvements. The intersection improvements will provide dedicated left turn lanes on 76th Avenue with simultaneous turning movements during the left turn phase. This, along with the addition of right-turn lanes and a new traffic signal will increase the capacity and improve intersection signal operation, traffic flow, vehicle delay, and air quality by reducing vehicle emissions. The City’s water, storm and sewer utilities will be upgraded within the project limits and the overhead utilities will be converted to an underground system.
The Bike2Health improvements will provide bike lanes on 76th Avenue and 212thStreet by converting the streets to three lanes, including a center two-way left turn lane. Bike lanes on 76th Avenue will begin at 220th Street and continue north to 198thStreet in Lynnwood. A combination of bike lanes and sharrows will be installed on 76th Ave north of 198th St to Olympic View Drive. The 212th Street bike lanes will begin at the Five Corners intersection and continue east to 72nd Avenue. It also includes, replacement of existing catch basin frames and grates, permanent signage, modifications of two existing traffic signal systems, and new route and way finding signage.
To follow progress schedules and find additional information regarding construction budget and funding for this project go to the City website at www.edmondswa.gov.