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Online open house previews plans for new I-405 interchange in Kirkland

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 15:52

Katie Halse, communications, 425-456-8663

View and comment on designs for roadway, pedestrian and bicycle improvements at Northeast 132nd Street through Aug. 26 

KIRKLAND – The Washington State Department of Transportation is moving forward with designing a new option for travelers to access Interstate 405 in the Totem Lake area. Community members can learn more about these plans by visiting an online open house launching today, Aug. 13. 

WSDOT plans to build a new on-ramp to northbound I-405 and a new off-ramp from southbound I-405 at Northeast 132nd Street. This type of interchange, known as a half-diamond, would provide an alternative to local streets and help relieve pressure at the heavily congested Northeast 124th Street and Northeast 160th Street interchanges. 

The design includes improved pedestrian and bike connections separated from motorized traffic, as well as roundabouts at two intersections. Funded by the Connecting Washington package, project development began in July 2017. The improvements are expected to open to traffic in 2023.

Community members can view more information, interactive plans and a video through the online open house. Comments will be collected via the online open house through Aug. 26, and materials will remain on the I-405/NE 132nd Street Interchange Improvements  project website after that date.

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