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New bike lanes between Burke Gilman and West Sammamish bridge finished

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

New bike lanes transitioning from Burke Gilman at NE 175th to the bike path on the West Samamamish bridge aim to improve safety. The site was the scene of a bicycle fatality in 2005 – Photo Credit KIRO 7 News

The new bike lanes along NE 175th Street between 65th Avenue NE and 68th Avenue NE connecting the Burke Gilman Trial and the recently constructed multi-use path across the West Sammamish River Bridge has been completed.

The new bike lane improvements include 7-foot-wide buffered bike lanes in each direction, wayfinding signage, and a safe bicycle street crossing. The new lanes provide a safer transition from the Burke Gilman to 68th along a dangerous stretch of NE 175th that is heavily used by cement and dump trucks entering and exiting the Cadman cement plant. A bicyclist was killed at the location in 2015.

This project was funded through the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Program. For more info send questions to constructionprojects@kenmorewa. gov

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