For funding and design purposes, after an initial pre-design study of the entire Aurora Corridor, the Aurora Corridor Project was divided into two major sections which underwent separate environmental processes:
The N 145th to N 165th Streets section has been completed.
The N 165th to N 205th Streets section was further divided into three separate construction projects.
Please visit the section links above for additional project history and information.
The Aurora Corridor Project is the redesign and redevelopment of the three miles of Aurora Avenue North (State Route 99) that run through Shoreline. Shoreline’s section of SR-99 carries 40,000 - 45,000 vehicles per day and is a major transit route. The goal of the project is to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety, pedestrian and disabled access, vehicular capacity, traffic flow, transit speed and reliability, nighttime visibility and safety, stormwater quality and management, economic investment potential, and streetscape amenities.
Improving Aurora has been a community goal since the City of Shoreline incorporated in 1995. In 1998, the City began the two-year Aurora Corridor Multi-modal Pre-design Study. The study included an extensive public process with dozens of public meetings, open houses, and presentations at City Council meetings.
A key component was the participation of a Citizen Advisory Task Force made up of representatives from the business community, neighborhoods, and transit users. There was also an interagency team that included public sector stakeholders. These groups recommended a preferred design concept that was unanimously endorsed by the Shoreline City Council in 1999. The recommendation included a set of implementation principles called the “32 Points” (since renamed and updated as “Implementation Strategies”) established to address issues and concerns raised during the pre-design study.
The Aurora Corridor Project, N. 145th - 165th Streets, is complete. Above shows the view before and after looking north at the intersection at N 160th Street.
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
Kirk McKinley, Transportation Services Manager