User Safety

Safety will be the paramount focus of the replacement of the 40th Avenue NE Bridge. The design team is contemplating long-term safety improvements to the bridge as well as interim improvements and construction safety.

Long-term Safety

Some items under consideration include:

  • Wider sidewalks
  • ADA-compliant grades
  • Dedicated bicycle lanes
  • Crash-tested bridge railings
  • Reduced speed limits
  • Improved visibility at adjacent driveways

Interim Safety

  • Structural repairs
  • Reconfiguring alignment to allow pedestrians and bicyclists back on the bridge

Construction Safety

  • Phased construction for the safety of vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, and boaters
  • Limiting all construction activities to safe work zone
  • Minimizing loads and impacts on the existing bridge while the new bridge is under construction