Several City of Bothell road and trail projects will get a boost from federal funding approved by the Puget Sound Regional Council. (Katie Metzger / Bothell-Kenmore Reporter)

Several City of Bothell road and trail projects will get a boost from federal funding approved by the Puget Sound Regional Council. (Katie Metzger / Bothell-Kenmore Reporter)

Bothell awarded more than $4.5 million for roads, trails

The federal funds will be available in 2021 and 2022 for three projects.

Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

BOTHELL — The city of Bothell will receive nearly $4.54 million in federal funding from the Puget Sound Regional Council for three road and trail projects.

The PSRC has approved the funding, which will come from the Federal Highway Administration. The governor and federal agencies should give final approval in early 2019.

“We’re very excited about these grants,” public works director Erin Leonhart said in a statement. “The money will help us move forward on three projects that are critical to the residents of Bothell.”

Three projects will get a financial boost: $2.87 million will go toward designing the widening of Bothell Way from 240th St. SE to Reder Way; $750,000 will add a fresh pavement overlay to roads between Juanita-Woodinville Way and Northeast 160th Street; and a $919,910 award will be for constructing section four, phase one of the North Creek Trail.

Designing of the Bothell Way widening project should begin in 2022, when the money will be made available. Work on the pavement overlay and North Creek Trail will kick off in 2021.

The projects are part of a $6.4 billion transportation improvement program set to take place between 2019 and 2022. It includes state highway improvements, light rail and bus rapid transit service, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and investments in city and county roads.

This story originally appeared in the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, a sibling paper of The Daily Herald.

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