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King County Road Services - Capital Improvement Program

Guardrail Program

Project No.:  1027161
Project limits:  Countywide
Project type:  Traffic & Roads Operations
Thomas Bros. Map No.:  n/a

Project description

The Guardrail Program provides design and construction of new guardrail systems through an annual construction contract, and maintains and upgrades existing systems to meet current standards. It also includes shoulder enhancement, curb installation and removal of roadside obstructions.

Why is King County doing this project?

This program will improve the safety of the roadside environment by ensuring barrier systems comply with current standards. Many traffic accidents in King County are "run-off-the-road", which are directly mitigated by the placement and upgrade of barrier systems.
 

Project management phase:  Ongoing Project

Status as of April 10, 2014

The 2013 Countywide Contract has completed bid evaluation and notice of selection. A preconstruction conference will be held soon with construction anticipated to start January 6th, 2014. Construction is on Vashon Island and is expected to be completed in April, 2014. The 2014 Countywide Contract is currently in design with five roadways on plan sheets now. This contract will be advertised this summer for construction in the fall of 2014.

 

How does the CIP work?

The Road Services Division Capital Improvement Program (CIP) contains all design and construction and studies for improvements on roads, bridges or transportation facilities in the unincorporated areas of King County. We have a glossary to help explain our terms and jargon.



Budget and Funding

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Project supervisor

Norton Posey
206-477-3673