Eagle Harbor Drive Phase 1 Non-Motorized Imp.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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In April 2021, staff presented the Council with four design options for non-motorized improvements along Eagle Harbor Drive from the shoreline segment of the road to the Head of the Bay.

This section of the Eagle Harbor Drive corridor will require right-of-way acquisition for non-motorized improvements, and is also particularly constrained due to critical environmental areas and the potential for future flooding due to sea-level rise – all factors that the staff is considering in the design options.





The options include:

  • Option 1
    This in-house design is included in the City’s Capital Improvement Plan for construction in 2024 and would include 7-foot-wide paved shoulders on both sides of the road. The project would require a right of way acquisition. The project would cost about $1.4 million.

  • Option 2
    This design, which would require consultant services, includes 5-foot-wide physically separated bike lanes on both sides of the road. This design would require significant upland right of way acquisition. The project would cost about $2 million.

  • Option 3
    This design would include 7-foot-wide shoulders on the south side of the road and a potential over-water boardwalk across the tidelands. The boardwalk, which would add at least $1 million to the project, would create a fully separated option for non-motorized travelers and eliminate the need for any non-motorized improvements through the narrowest segment of the corridor around the curve to Wyatt Way. This option would require a code change to the Shoreline Master Program. The design would require right of way and property acquisition. The project would cost about $2.6 million.

  • Option 4
    This design would include 5-foot-wide separated shoulders on the south side of the road and a potential over-water boardwalk across the tidelands (as in Option 3). This would include a right of way and property acquisition and require a potential code change to the Shoreline Master Program. The project would cost about $2.9 million.

 All options will include the replacement of a fish passage culvert on the north end of the project.

Staff will be reviewing and refining the project options over the next several months, including seeking input from the Sustainable Transportation Task Force, and will bring back more information to the Council in June.  The staff are seeking early direction on the project design to preserve time in the schedule for acquiring permanent and temporary right of way, which will be required for any of the options chosen.

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  1. Christopher Wierzbicki, PE

    Public Works Director
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    PH: 206-842-2016

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STATUS

Staff will be reviewing and refining the project options over the next several months, including seeking input from the Sustainable Transportation Task Force, and will bring back more information to the Council in June.  The staff are seeking early direction on the project design to preserve time in the schedule for acquiring permanent and temporary right of way, which will be required for any of the options chosen.

TIMELINE

Funding for project construction is planned in 2024.  Design and right-of-way acquisition will likely begin in mid-2021.

BUDGET

The Capital Improvement Plan includes $855K in streets funds (including staff project management costs), $735K of which is a secured federal transportation grant.  The project also includes a storm and surface water management budget component for the culvert/fish passage replacement.  That budget amount is $651K, including staff project management costs.

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