Stephanie was the project manager & design manager for the Juanita Drive NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Project (Complete Streets) which is part of the City of Kenmore’s Walkways & Waterways voter-approved bond measure in 2016 and is the result of the City’s “Imagine Kenmore” public outreach initiative. This project achieves Kenmore’s residents top priorities of safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists and connecting residents with the City’s public open space and waterfront. Juanita Drive NE is an existing arterial roadway with one travel lane in each direction and asphalt shoulders. This safety improvement project extends from the City’s southern limits to the Sammamish River Bridge and adds a new sidewalk and landscaping on the east side of the road, buffered bike lanes in each direction, narrowed lane widths, corridor-wide illumination, new stormwater infrastructure, roadway reconstruction, traffic signal modifications and retaining walls to minimize impacts to the right of way. In addition, Stephanie also managed the environmental documentation (NEPA/SEPA) and has supported multiple grant applications for funding opportunities.
Stephanie served as the project manager and design manager for the NE 153rd Safe Routes to School project which created a safe passage for students and is key to the City of Kenmore’s Target Zero goal in achieving zero pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and injuries by 2025. This project constructs a missing link of sidewalk leading from a residential community to Arrowhead Elementary School and Bastyr University. Once connected with Juanita Drive NE corridor, this will link the neighborhood to a full complete streets facility of non-motorized facilities to the waterfront, key regional destinations, universities, neighborhoods, and commercial areas.
Stephanie managed the project as well as the project design (including preliminary design alternatives) for the City of Auburn. This project included access management, U-turns, transit stops, and street lighting. It also widened Auburn Way South (SR 164) to accommodate turn lanes and pedestrians. Sidewalks and pedestrian push buttons were upgraded to meet current ADA standards including countdown pedestrian signals and audible pedestrian push buttons. Traffic signals were also upgraded to improve both phasing and signal head visibility. Stephanie also led all of the WSDOT coordination including Channelization Plans for Approval and Design Variance Documentation.
Stephanie served as the project manager and design manager for the West Main Street Corridor & ITS Improvements Project for the City of Auburn. This project improved access from Auburn’s downtown core to the Auburn Regional Growth Center. Multimodal access was accomplished through improvements to W Main Street’s modal balance “road diet” as well as ITS improvements along adjacent corridors. The W Main St improvements enhanced alternate travel modes through the provisions of new bike lanes, enhanced pedestrian facilities, and the addition of a center two-way left-turn lane which will provide vehicle refuge. The ITS improvements also reduce intersection delays and improve travel times between W Valley Hwy, SR 167 and SR 18.