Is there a particularly dangerous street crossing in Woodinville that you feel needs a traffic light? Now is the time to solicit the city for just such an improvement.
The pedestrian crossing on NE Woodinville-Duvall Road, just past NE 178th Street, has a light that can be triggered by someone who wants to cross the street, but some local resident feel a full traffic light would be safer and asked Woodinville Patch how to go about it.
There are two things residents can do, said Zach Schmitz, Management Analyst for the city, submit a request nominating the project for the city’s Capital Improvement Plan for 2013-2018, and email Public Works Director Tom Hansen (click here for that email address). The reason for emailing Hansen, Schmitz explained, is that the project may already be planned.
Currently, the City of Woodinville is asking for input from the community about needed capital improvements, such as roads, parks, sidewalks, street lights, traffic lights and storm water improvements, to be included in its six-year Capital Improvement Plan for 2013 – 2018. To submit a request go to the online form at here, http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/ContactUs/Capital_Project_Nomination.asp.
A capital improvement project is a major, one-time expenditure for roads, non-motorized transportation infrastructure, parks, storm water infrastructure, and other City facilities with an estimated useful life of five or more years and a total cost of $50,000 or more, such as a street light. The CIP, which is updated every two years, is used to identify the City’s priorities and to manage the physical development of the community consistently with the City’s expected revenue and with its Comprehensive Plan.
A paper version of the form is also available at City Hall. For further details, contact Assistant to the City Manager, Alexandra Sheeks at 425.877.2266.