Main Street Enhancement Project Facts

Project summary

This $5.9 million Main Street Enhancement Project revitalizes Main Street and makes a major contribution to the economic health of downtown Bothell, which is particularly important after the summer 2016 fire. The project makes the community vision of a pedestrian-friendly downtown urban center a reality. The project reworks the entire streetscape, straightening the street’s curved alignment. A new curbless street system combined with removable bollards increases pedestrian mobility, expands outdoor dining opportunities and eliminates drainage problems.  

Quick facts

  • Construction dates: April 2017 – April 2018
  • Costs:
    • $7.5 million total cost
    • $5.9 million construction cost
  • Funding:
    • Construction phase: $4.7 million grant from Washington State Transportation Improvement Board, $1.1 million local match
    • Design phase: $1.03 million Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant through WSDOT Northwest Region Local Programs; $490,000 local funds
  • Design consultant: BergerABAM
  • Contractor: Westwater Construction
  • Construction management consultant: KBA
  • Materials testing consultant: GeoTest
Main Street near completion

Project features

  • 2 city blocks approx. 1,000 feet (0.2 mi) long with a 60 foot wide right of way
  • 80 adjustable bollards, separating flex space areas between the road and sidewalk on the 2nd block
  • 27 parking stalls
  • Modern urban design elements include wide, curb-less sidewalks; space for outdoor dining, retail, and gathering areas; updated furniture and receptacles  
  • Flexible use zones in one block can serve as as parking spaces or dining areas
  • Streamlined streetscape enhances storefront visibility
  • New water main and 31 new water services
  • Upgraded storm sewer system and street lighting system
  • Landscaping with automated irrigation system
  • New signage, striping and traffic calming measures