State OKs permit for state Route 900 trail connector
May 4, 2010
The state Department of Transportation has issued a construction permit for a $6 million trail connector across Interstate 90 at state Route 900
The project aims to complete a trail about 1,600 feet long, between the end of the state Route 900 boardwalk at the eastbound interstate off-ramp on the south side of the interstates and the Sammamish Trail on the north.
The trail will be built on a freestanding structure across the westbound on-ramp, and then continue on the existing bridge structure across the interstate.
Transportation officials said the project should improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists along state Route 900. The project required a DOT permit because work will take place within state right-of-way. Transportation officials will open construction bids for the project May 13.
Most of the project price tag will be funded through grants, including $400,000 from Sound Transit. The city contributed about $341,000.