This project is one of 12 top priority goals for 2017-18 Council recently identified. On Nov. 18, 2016, the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board awarded the City a $4.7 million grant to carry out the first phase of the Main Street Enhancement project.
The City planned this project quite some time ago, but it took on a greater urgency after the Main Street Fire in July 2016. Thanks to the grant award, construction starts in April. The night work you've seen happening on Main Street over the past few months was the franchise companies relocating their utilities.
Project kicks off with groundbreaking celebration
Despite the drizzly northwest weather, we had a fantastic turnout at the Mar. 28 Main Street Enhancement Groundbreaking Celebration. Thank you to the Main Street businesses, the Bothell community, Transportation Improvement Board, WSDOT, and City Council and leadership for your enthusiasm and support.
Mar. 28 groundbreaking celebration
Pictured from left: Tris Samberg, Mick Caplis, James McNeal, Davina Duerr, Andy Rheaume, Greg Armstrong, Nancy Pipinich, Nduta Mbuthia