Pedestrian, cycling bridge set to transform Shoreline
The non-motorized bridge north of Route 148 will cross I-5 and cross the light rail line to connect thousands of households to the regional transportation system.
SHORELINE, Wash. — The motorless bridge on North 148th Street has been under construction for many years. Planning for it began in 2019. The City of Shoreline realized they had to deal with a growing and changing population.
The bridge, scheduled for completion in 2026, will span I-5 at N 148th Street, allowing people living in the area to easily walk to the new Shoreline South/148 Terminal for transit by bus and train.
Representative Pramila Jayapal said: “This is where the rubber meets the road. The congresswoman is credited for securing millions of dollars for this project.
Representative Jayapal said: “I was able to bring home $34 million in community based project funding. “That’s $4 million plus $10 million federally helping fund this project.”
“This is a really important part of our infrastructure,” said Tricia Juhnke, Public Works Manager for the City of Shoreline. “It’s going to connect these communities from side to side of the freeway and really give people an opportunity to drop their cars.”
More than 4,000 new homes and condominiums are planned for the area. Eight hundred of them will be affordable housing. Jayapal representatives call projects like these smart solutions to the problems facing District 7
“Connecting neighborhoods, dealing with climate change, getting more people out of their cars for light rail, pedestrian walkways, bike paths,” she said. .
Democrats will face opposition over the next two years as they try to pass legislation to get more funding for similar projects. Jayapal, however, believes legislation such as the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will continue to function effectively in the coming two years of stalemate.
“Through all the bills we have passed in the last two years, we are beginning to make the types of investments that allow communities to grow and prosper, not just survive,” she said.
Watch: KING 5’s extended interview with Congressman Pramila Jayapal
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