Seven potential improvement projects in Mukilteo
Sound Transit evaluates new projects based on public outreach
Last updated 12/18/2019 at 11:52am
Sound Transit conducted various surveys and outreach with residents in Mukilteo this fall.
Of the 16 potential improvements identified for Mukilteo Station, the most highly rated were bus transfer timing, City of Mukilteo parking, adaptive signal improvements at SR 525 and Fifth Street, SR 525 multimodal pedestrian bridge, and bus stop refinements.
Based on feedback from stakeholders, Sound Transit is evaluating seven new potential improvement projects in Mukilteo.
Next, Sound Transit will consider community feedback and meet with City Council to determine which projects will advance to environmental review and conceptual design.
Mukilteo Waterfront Promenade: This project would construct a waterfront walkway from Edgewater Beach Park to an undeveloped City property commonly known as Japanese Gulch Creek Park. This is at the east end of the Washington State Ferries project site.
Second Street streetscape improvements: These improvements would construct sidewalks with planting strips on Second Street from SR 525 to Loveland Avenue. It would fill sidewalk gaps and meet the City’s current street frontage standard as defined in the Downtown Business District Subarea Plan. The project would also include lighting, landscaping, and pedestrian amenities (like seating). No additional right-of-way is required and there would be no impacts to on-street parking.
SR 525 bicycle improvements: Updates to this area include a buffered southbound bicycle lane along SR 525 from Fifth Street to 76th Street Southwest. Due to constraints along SR 525 between Fifth Street and Park Avenue, alternative facilities would be constructed downtown. This includes safety improvements at Fifth Street/Lincoln Avenue and neighborhood greenway updates on Lincoln Avenue from Fifth Street to Third Street. Sidewalks would also be widened in Totem Park to connect to Second Street.
More SR 525 bicycle improvements: Additional construction would include a buffered northbound and southbound bicycle lane along SR 525 from 76th Street Southwest to 92nd Street Southwest to connect to the North Fork Trailhead. This would require widening of SR 525 and reconstruction of the existing sidewalks.
Remote parking at Saint John Mission Church: This project would explore options to lease about 50 spaces from Saint John Mission Church, which is located about a half-mile walk from the station.
Parking improvements near Mukilteo Station: Sound Transit would work with property owners near the station to provide parking at a proposed privately-funded parking structure where the current ferry holding lanes are located.
Pick-up/drop-off enhancements: These enhancements would evaluate the operations of the new pick-up/ drop-off area for the Sounder Station, currently under construction as part of the Washington State Ferries project to reconstruct the Mukilteo Ferry terminal. This would identify any additional pick-up/drop-off options needed and feasible near the station.