Back in spring 2016, we wrote about a planned crosswalk improvement at the busy “T” intersection of Alverson Boulevard and West Marine View Drive at the northern tip of Everett.
Bicycle commuter Michelle Barnes, of Everett, was hoping there would be plans to help pedestrians like herself manage this busy intersection, which includes a curve and an uphill approach at the eastern end — along with a whole lot of cars at rush hour making their way to Highway 529 toward Marysville.
City staff responded at the time that they had a safety grant to install a marked crosswalk there, which would feature flashing beacons. Related sidewalk improvements and curb ramps also would be added.
I touched base with city staff recently to get an update. Design for this project is underway, and construction is slated for 2018.
This will be similar to the crosswalk installed on a curvy stretch of East Mukilteo Boulevard at 42nd Street, near Forest Park. There, pedestrians push a button, which activates flashing lights to help alert drivers that there is someone waiting to cross.
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