James and Bakerview Intersection Improvements

​Project Overview: ES-0473

The existing intersection of James St. and Bakerview Road will either be widened to accommodate dedicated left-turn lanes on James Street with enough storage capacity for future traffic volume forecasts or will be reconstructed as one multimodal roundabout to improve safety, efficiency, and access for all transportation modes, including freight.

Due to significant delay, poor level of service, lengthy vehicle queues, and lack of physical storage space for left-turning vehicles from James to Bakerview, the intersection presents safety concerns. The intersection has a significant collision history with 15 documented vehicle collisions from 2009 through 2010, the dates for which collision data is available. As development continues and traffic volumes increase, intersection level of service and delay will continue to degrade with the potential for increased risk of traffic collisions.

Update – February 2021

Accomplishments: Design complete and most permits in place.

  • Design / preliminary planning – 95% complete (just need to assemble the specifications)
  • Environmental – 80% (National Environmental Policy Act – NEPA – will be approved once right-of-way or construction funds are identified. Army Corps of Engineers’ permit needs right-of-way, but is assembled. All permits could be in place within six months)
  • Archeological – 100% complete
  • Right of Way – 0% complete
  • Other – 100% (includes geotechnical work, Washington State Fish and Wildlife permit, local permits, wetland delineations, et cetera)

Next Milestones: The right of way phase has begun. Construction is anticipated in 2023 depending on available funding.

Project Details

  • Status – Right of Way
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​Craig Mueller, P.E.
Project Engineer
Phone: (360) 778-7922
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