Eagle Harbor Drive Phase 1 Non-Motorized Imp.
In April 2021, staff presented the Council with four design options for non-motorized improvements along Eagle Harbor Drive at the Head of the Bay from Finch to the shoreline frontage.
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.
Staff to present new options for improvements on Eagle Harbor Drive at the Head of the Bay from Finch to the shoreline frontage.
At the October 19th Study Session, the staff will present the City Council with refined options and costs for the Eagle Harbor Phase 1 Non-Motorized Improvement Project. The City Council last discussed options for the Eagle Harbor Drive Phase 1 Non-Motorized improvements on April 20, 2021. As part of that discussion, staff presented options for shoulders, separated bike lanes and an over-water option. After further research into the design options, the staff will recommend a fourth option for consideration, a two-way multi-use path, that would limit costs, as well as environmental impacts.
The current project, which would include only 5’ paved shoulders on both sides of the road, is funded at $1.4M including $735K of federal grants. The recommended project alternative would cost approximately $2M and would upgrade the design to more closely meet all-ages-and-abilities standards, while reducing pavement and impacts on adjacent shoreline and wetland areas. The project needs to be completed by 2024 to meet the federal grant obligations.
Staff will be reviewing and refining the project options and seeking input from the Sustainable Transportation Task Force and updating City Council throughout the process. Staff is 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.
Funding for project construction is planned in 2024. Design and right-of-way acquisition will likely begin in mid-2021.
The current project, which would include only 5’ paved shoulders on both sides of the road, is funded at $1.4M including $735K of federal grants.
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