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Summer 2018 Project Update

Thank you to those of you who shared your thoughts on the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector design! This year, over 800 community members joined us in-person or online to learn about the project and provide feedback on design concepts and alternatives.

The project team will use your input along with the recommendations of City Council to help guide design of a final alternative. A summary of recent community engagement activities and the feedback we received can be found on our project website.
About the project
Throughout the year, the vibrant Edmonds Waterfront draws people from around the city with its many businesses, beaches, playgrounds, senior center, marina and community events. Currently, the waterfront can only be accessed by two streets that are both blocked in the event of a train passing. The Connector will be a long-term solution to:
  • Ensure the many users of the waterfront have safe, efficient and reliable access to emergency services.
  • Help emergency responders, pedestrians and bicycle riders avoid street-level conflicts with trains as use of the BNSF rail lines increases.
  • Provide emergency ferry off-loading during extended track shutdowns.
Check out the Connector design alternatives
Earlier this summer, the project team shared video animations of the two proposed design alternatives. We made some recent improvements to better visualize the bridge alternatives in the existing environment. Check them out!

Please note these videos are preliminary and reflect approximately 5% design.
What’s next?
  • Edmonds City Council will host a public hearing on September 18 to hear additional community thoughts on the project. The Mayor will later offer his recommendations to Council, who will then share their preferences on the design alternatives to move the project forward into final design. Hearing details will be available online.
  • After the City Council decision, we will share a project update with the community.
  • With your feedback in mind, we will continue developing a preferred design alternative. We will share the alternative on our project website and with our email list later this year.
  • The project team will work to finalize design and secure funding through 2020. Construction is planned to begin as early as 2021.
Questions about the project?
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