West Egan options

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003

The state has created four options to upgrade Egan Drive between Yandukin Drive and Industrial Boulevard. Riverside Drive would extend south of Egan in all four options. Here are some other changes:

Alternative 1

$112 million

• Lemon Road, which runs behind the Fred Meyer store, would be extended to connect to James Boulevard in the Mendenhall Valley. It also would connect to Glacier Highway at the McNugget intersection.

• Egan Drive would pass over Riverside Drive, Mendenhall Loop Road, Vintage Boulevard, Glacier Highway and Yandukin Drive.

• An interchange would be added between Vintage Boulevard and Loop Road.

• An interchange would be added at a realigned Yandukin Drive intersection near Fred Meyer.

• Industrial Boulevard would no longer directly connect to Glacier Highway. The intersection with Glacier Highway would move west to Jensine Street.

Alternative 2

$109 million

• Lemon Road would extend behind Fred Meyer to connect with Glacier Highway at the McNugget intersection.

• A westbound frontage road would be added between the McNugget intersection, Loop Road and Riverside Drive.

• Egan would pass over Glacier Highway, Riverside Drive, Mendenhall Loop Road, Vintage Boulevard and Yandukin Drive.

• An interchange would be added between Vintage and Loop Road with two sets of east ramps and one set of ramps to and from the west.

• An interchange would be added at the McNugget intersection, excluding an eastbound off-ramp.

• An interchange would be added at a realigned Yandukin Drive intersection.

• Industrial Boulevard would no longer directly connect to Glacier Highway. The intersection with Glacier Highway would move west to Wildmeadow Lane.

Alternative 3

$95 million

• Lemon Road would extend behind Fred Meyer to connect with a realigned Yandukin Drive.

• Frontage roads would be added between the McNugget intersection and Yandukin Drive.

• Egan would pass over Glacier Highway, Riverside Drive, Mendenhall Loop Road and Yandukin Drive.

• An interchange would be added between Riverside Drive and Loop Road with two sets of east ramps and one set of ramps to and from the west.

• Right-in, right-out turns would be allowed on the westbound on-ramp from Riverside Drive.

• No westbound frontage road would be added between Loop Road and Riverside.

Alternative 4

$46 million

• No overpasses are part of this alternative. Instead, Egan would have six lanes of traffic, more at intersections.

• Lemon Road would be extended behind Fred Meyer to connect with James Boulevard.

• The Yandukin Drive-Egan intersection would get a traffic signal.

• Right-in, right-out turns would be allowed at Vintage Boulevard and Glacier Highway to the north.

• Eastbound U-turns at Riverside would be allowed.

• Right-in, right-out turns would be allowed at the McNugget intersection, Trout Street and Old Dairy Road.



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