Sportsman Club & New Brooklyn Intersection Improvements

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PROJECT OVERVIEW


The City is considering improvements at the Sportsman Club-New Brooklyn intersection that address the traffic congestion and enhance facilities for those who walk and bike in the vicinity.

  • September 2021 - Staff reviewed the bid results and recommends that the City Council reject the bids from the August 17 bid opening, at their September 14 business meeting, due to the costs significantly exceed the engineer's estimate and to re-advertise at a later date.
  • August 2021 – The bid opening was held on August 17, 2021, and three bids were received.  
  • July  2021 -  WSDOT approved the Construction Authorization funds from WSDOT/FHWA on June 28, 2021. Staff plans to advertise in mid-July with City Council award by mid-September.  Construction is not expected to start until June 2022 at the conclusion of the school year.
  • As of May 2020, City staff has revised plans for the Sportsman Club-New Brooklyn intersection improvement project to include safety improvements for people walking and bicycling and removes previous plans for a roundabout. Staff will present the new project scope during the May 19 City Council meeting.
  • Previously, staff proposed a project design with a roundabout that would also include sidewalks, bicycle lanes and extensions of separated paths. During the March 3 study session, the City Council expressed that they were not in favor of pursuing a roundabout project at the intersection, in part, due to the timing for project design that was occurring ahead of the City’s Sustainable Transportation Plan effort. The Council asked staff to investigate the potential for extending the federal grant deadline, in order to consider whether to pursue smaller scale non-motorized improvements at the intersection.
  • In late April, the granting authorities agreed to a grant timeline extension for construction in 2021, and the requested scope revision. Read an updated memo here.
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KEY FEATURES

Some of the features in the new proposed design will include:

  • All corners of the intersection feature an 8-foot wide, paved multi-use path/sidewalk that can be used by pedestrians and bicyclists.  The existing asphalt shoulder is removed and replaced with sidewalk, curb and gutter. This provides a physical edge to the roadway that positively contributes to traffic calming effects of the revised intersection;
  • The multi-use path/sidewalk is extended on the east leg of New Brooklyn Road to the intersection with Northtown Drive (including a vegetated buffer), and on the north leg of Sportsman Club Drive to the intersection with the Woodward School driveway;
  • Crosswalks are narrowed on each leg of the intersection, and a raised crossing is provided on the channelized right turn lane. This provides improved visibility and priority of the pedestrian and bicycle movement across the lane;
  • Pavement is narrowed from 12 to 10 feet wide on all legs to calm traffic as vehicles approach the intersection. The plan is to provide 5-foot-wide shoulders within 500 feet of the intersection in every direction on both sides of the road;
  • Wide curb ramps are provided at the channelized right turn lane crossing, the connection to the Woodward Middle School trail, and the existing sidewalk/trail junction in the southeast corner of the intersection;
  • Previously proposed lighting improvements, landscaping and an opportunity for public art will add to the safety and aesthetics of the intersection.

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TIMELINE

  1. PLANNING
  2. FUNDING
  3. DESIGN
  4. CONSTRUCTION

PROJECT RESOURCES

General project information

  • Project Factsheet: Read the February 2020 Factsheet for a quick overview of the project (based on previous design).
  • Project FAQs: Questions about the project? Read our February 2020 FAQ document (based on previous design)
  • Project Update – Memo: Read a May 12, 2020 memo with an update on the revised project scope.


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