Lincoln-Lakeway Multimodal Transportation Study

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project Overview:​ ES-0555​

In 2020, Public Works is leading a multi-agency p​roject team with staff from WTA, WSDOT, WCOG and transportation planning and engineering consultants in a comprehensive multimodal transportation study for the area generally bounded by the Samish/I-5 interchange on the south; Samish-Maple-Ellis corridor on the west; Iowa/I-5 interchange on the north; and Puget Street on the east (see image at left). The purpose of the study is to document and analyze existing land uses,​ known development proposals, and land supply considered under-utilized and/or re-developable; measure and analyze vehicular traffic impacts, as well as travel demand for people walking, biking, and riding transit.  ​

Analysis of alternatives for changes to existing vehicle traffic circulation in the vicinity of the Lakeway/I-5 interchange and the potential consolidation and/or relocation of vehicular driveways along a portion of Lincoln Street will be included in this study.​ The pr​oject team will engage the public and seek input at an open house event during the course of the study. Ultimately, both short-term and long-term multimodal transportation system improvements will be identified and recommended, which will allow Public Works to program local funding as well as seek state and federal grant funding for construction in future years.

Status: November 2020

Planned Neighborhood Meetings and Public Open House subject to COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings.


  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ) published - December 20, 2019
  • Selection of Consulting Firm - February 12, 2020 
  • Project work begins for Multi-Agency Project Team and Consultants - March 4, 2020
  • City staff ordered to work from home in compliance with Governor's Stay-at-Home Order - March 16, 2020
  • Collection of new traffic and transit data no longer possible; adjustments to study required - March 23, 2020
  • Community survey launched for residents and those that travel in the study area - May 11, 2020
  • Community survey closes​​; 550 responses received​ - June 1, 2020
  • Multi-Agency Project Team meeting - June 2020
  • Multi-Modal Baseline Conditions - June 2020​
  • Community Survey Final Report​ – August 7, 2020
  • WSDOT I-5 Traffic Operations & Transportation Demand Management Analysis – September 1,​​ 2020​
  • City & WSDOT Study Presentations at Samish Neighborhood Association Online Meeting – October 8, 2020
  • City & WSDOT Study Presentations at York Neighborhood Association Online Meeting – October 28, 2020
  • City & WSDOT Study Presentations at Puget Neighborhood Association Online MEeting – Nov/Dec __, 2020

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Multi-Agency Project Team​

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Chris Comeau
Transportation Planner
(360) 778-7946

Participating Departments

Affected Neighborhoods