Lincoln Street / E Maple Street Traffic Signal

Project Overview: ET034

This project includes constructing a full traffic signal at Lincoln/E Maple to improve intersection operation and break the 0.86-mile corridor in half by providing a protected pedestrian crossing. The signal will be one of several planned improvements on this corridor to enhance safety for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users (See Project 12 & 18 of the Six-Year (2023-2028) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)).

Research indicates that the traffic-controlled intersection at Lincoln St/E. Maple St has reduced vehicle level of service (LOS) to an “F” grade in three recent independent traffic impact analyses (TIAs) for private residential development, as well as in the 2020-2021 Lincoln-Lakeway Multimodal Transportation Study conducted by the City, WSDOT, WTA, and WCOG.

Several hundred student apartments and significant commercial development has been approved or is under construction along both sides of Lincoln Street and E Maple. This intersection also abuts the WWU Lincoln Creek Park-N-Ride and WTA high-frequency transit service to WWU campus.

Status – November 2022

Accomplishments: Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Grant Agreement established in May 2022.

Next Milestones: Prepare plans and specifications, it is anticipated this project will be constructed through a Job Order Contract.

Project Details


Steve Haugen, Project Manager
Phone: (360) 778-7811

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