Chain Lake Road Shared Path Extension

Project Description

The City of Monroe received a federal grant through Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) to design and purchase additional right-of-way for extending the shared sidewalk/path north along Chain Lake Road and end at Brown Road. The sidewalk would match to the existing sidewalk in the vicinity of Rainier View Road. Construction funding has been received and is scheduled to begin in 2021.  

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2017 - 2018 Design Process
2018 Right-of Way Acquisition
2019 Design/Right-of-Way Complete
2021 Construction Begins
no timeline Construction Completion


Project design and right-of-way acquisition are in the final stages.  Construction scheduled for the Spring of 2021

Project Updates

For more information contact:
Jim Gardner, PE

Project Updates

December 30,2020

Project has been authorized for construction.  Advertisement for bids is scheduled to go out in mid February.  

November 30,2020

ROW purchase documents have been sent to WSDOT for review and approval.  Draft construction obligation documents have been sent to WSDOT Local Programs for review and comment.  

October 29,2020

Plans, Specifications and Estimate are complete.  Preparing ROW purchase documents for certification of ROW.

September 29,2020

Last of Right-of-Way purchases have been sent to the title company for recording.

August 5,2020

Right-of-Way negotiations are complete and purchases are being processed. Designer is finalizing plans for bid in early 2021.  Construction expected to begin in Spring of 2021.  

July 17,2020

Final design is being worked on. Meanwhile, the City is negotiating property rights with adjacent property owners. The Right-of-Way acquisition process is anticipated to take the remainder of the year. Construction is slated for 2020.

April 1,2020

The design has reached 90% completion status and is being reviewed be engineering staff.

February 13,2020

The design is being advanced toward 90% completion. Meanwhile, property valuations and negotiations are underway to acquire the necessary right-of-way for this shared path.

October 15, 2018

The project design phase is at 60% complete. Staff continue to coordinate with the design consultant and property acquisition consultant as this project moves forward.

August 10,2018

Design efforts are ongoing, as well as efforts to acquire additional right-of-way from adjacent properties.

January 28,2018

The City awarded the design contract to WH Pacific. This firm has begun the design process.

September 8,2017

Engineering staff are working with WSDOT to clear the project for advertisement to seek the services of a design consultant.

August 2,2017

Engineering staff submitted documents to WSDOT to request obligation (release) of design funds. Once obligation has been obtained, the City will seek the services of an engineering consultant to begin the design of this sidewalk extension.

May 1,2017

The project is funded by a federal grant, which is administered by WSDOT. The City will seek the services of a design consultant once WSDOT authorizes us to begin project expending.

February 3,2017

We will advertise for a design consultant in the spring this year.