Main Street Enhancement
The closure of Main Street between 101st and 102nd avenues to vehicles in downtown Bothell will continue through early February for ongoing construction of the Main Street Enhancement project. This gives the contractor an opportunity to finish remaining work as quickly as possible.
Crews are completely removing and replacing the roadway, sidewalks, parking stalls, lighting and landscaping as part of the Main Street Enhancement Project. The contractor has nearly completed construction of “bollard footings,” reinforced concrete that will support the bollards (posts) for the flexible use zones. The contractor has indicated, weather-permitting, that they will finish the concrete travel lanes, planter walls, sidewalks, and lighting by the end of February. It is anticipated that the parking stall pavers on the second block (between 101st and 102nd avenues) will also be complete then.
Completion of smaller project elements (pavers within intersections, landscaping, benches, bicycle racks, trash receptacles, and other furnishings) and related cleanup work is anticipated to wrap up sometime this spring. Construction may require intermittent lane closures and/or use of parking stalls.
City staff remains focused on ensuring access to all businesses on Main Street remain open.
- On-street parking on Main Street from Bothell Way to 101st Avenue NE is open, except for limited times when nearby work is ongoing.
- A temporary lot between SR 522 and Main Street is open.
- The City Hall garage at 18415 101st Ave NE is available.
- Parallel parking stalls on the Bothell Way access lanes provide additional parking.
Questions? Concerns? Please call our Hotline 425-806-6825.
Why is the project delayed?
There was a delay in obtaining the metal sleeves for the bollards to cast the concrete. Roadway, curb, and sidewalk work could not begin until the bollard foundations are completed. Also, underground utility work took longer than the contractor anticipated.
What is the City doing to keep the project moving?
The City’s goals are to keep access to businesses open and traffic moving while allowing construction to proceed as quickly as possible. We are looking at various options to keep the project moving, including allowing the contractor to work weekends. We are working with the Main Street business community and the contractor to see what options might work best.
Get up-to-date traffic alerts and information on lane closures related to the Main Street Enhancement project.
This project integrates the historic district with the planned overall development of public spaces in the downtown area.
Main Street businesses are open during construction. Learn how to access the businesses during road construction.
See a map showing added options for public parking during construction.
The City planned this project quite some time ago, but it took on a greater urgency after the Main Street fire in July 2016.
Find answers to the common questions we've received about this project.
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