Main Street Enhancement
The contractor is placing concrete pavers in the first block between Bothell Way and 101st Ave NE and is working on the second block between 101st Ave NE & 102nd Ave NE. The sleeves for the bollards in the second block have arrived, and the contractor has already poured one of four bollard footings that are planned for the north side of the street.
- pouring new sidewalks
- placing curb and gutter
- constructing planter boxes
- installing parking stall pavers
- installing irrigation system
- installing street lighting and
- constructing the new intersection at 101st Ave NE.
The contractor will pour the bollard footings. During this work:
- The road will be closed to vehicular traffic.
- Sidewalks, crosswalks and front door accesses will remain open.
- Back parking lot entrances will not be impacted.
When will the project be complete?
The Main Street Enhancement project will not be completed before Thanksgiving, as originally hoped. The contractor submitted a draft schedule update showing a completion date in February 2018. Staff is working with the contractor to get it done sooner. The most significant impact is on the second block.
Why is the project delayed?
There was a delay in obtaining the metal sleeves for the bollards to cast in the concrete. Roadway, curb, and sidewalk work could not begin until the bollard foundations are completed. Also, underground utility work also 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.
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.
Find out about temporary lane closures and other scheduled roadwork ahead of time.
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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