City secures funding for sidewalk, crosswalk improvements on 238th Street SW

238th Street Sw grant
The grant will fund sidewalk and crosswalk improvements on 238th Street Southwest between Highway 99 and SR 104.

The City of Edmonds announced Wednesday that it has successfully secured a $372,300 grant from the State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) to complete sidewalk and pedestrian improvements on 238th Street from Highway 99 to State Route 104. TIB’s competitive grant program received 378 grant applications statewide from cities and counties. Approximately one-third of these grant applications, including the 238th Street project, were funded.

“This project will fill in the missing pieces of sidewalk on the north side of 238th street where it connects two busy state highways”, said Mayor Dave Earling. “This will provide a safe, accessible pedestrian connection between two important transportation corridors.” It is the latest in a string of grant-funded sidewalk projects that Edmonds has successfully developed. “We will continue to place emphasis on the City’s non-motorized transportation network,” Earling said.

The city will provide $118,700 in matching funds for a total project cost of $491,000. The project will include approximately 1,000 feet of new sidewalk on the north side of 238th Street Southwest and upgrade pedestrian curb ramps to meet the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. A new mid-block pedestrian crossing with solar-powered flashing beacons will be added to provide a safer crossing for pedestrians. This segment of 238th Street is served by Community Transit and the project will provide a continuous sidewalk between Highway 99 and State Route 104.

The design phase will begin in 2016 with construction anticipated to start in 2017.

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