Buckley, South Prairie, Eatonville, Duvall, Kingston and Stanwood are all places that could benefit from PSRC funding this month.
Funding awards are being proposed for five projects that would make it easier to get around and give a boost to economic development.
Pierce County would extend the existing the Foothills Trail between Buckley and South Prairie by adding an additional 1.3-mile segment. ($378,000)
Eatonville’s project would improve the intersection at SR 161 and Center Street by constructing a new traffic signal, crosswalks, and better access for people with disabilities. ($769,927)
In Duvall, the city is seeking to rebuild SR 203 to add bike lanes and sidewalks along with new utilities, lighting and streetscape improvements. ($1,052,073)
Kitsap County is planning to construct pedestrian and bicycle facilities on Washington Boulevard in Kingston, along with better lighting and storm water facilities. ($450,000)
Stanwood’s project would provide right of way funding to extend 90th Avenue NW from 271st Street NW to SR 532 and install drainage, street lighting, sidewalks and planter strips. ($350,000)
The funding comes from PSRC’s Rural Town Centers and Corridors Program, which supports transportation projects in smaller towns and cities in rural areas of the region.
Five other projects are on a contingency list, should more funding become available before the next funding round in 2016:
Pierce County’s Olson Drive KPN/92 Street KPN, Key Center Sidewalks ($243,390)
Sultan’s 5th Street Reconstruction ($223,888)
Snohomish’s 30th Street Widening Project ($567,000)
Snoqualmie’s Kimball Creek Box Culverts ($1,704,660)
King County’s Safety Improvements on Woodinville Duvall Road ($723,643)