The first, from the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program, is for $3,773,200. It will convert one a section of Monroe to two lanes with a two-way left turn lane and wide curb lanes. Curb extensions and pedestrian lighting will be installed and sidewalks and traffic signs and signals will be upgraded.
The second grant, through the WSDOT’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program, will provide the remaining $326,800 of the anticipated $4.1 total needed to revitalize North Monroe. Included is reducing North Monroe from five lanes to three from just north of Indiana to approximately Kiernan at the top of the North Hill and several other improvements. For the entire project scope, check out the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood blog post on the grants and their expected impacts.