76th Street pedestrian improvements coming
Last updated 8/20/2021 at 10:58am
The City Council approved a contract to begin construction of new sidewalks, pedestrian signals, and ADA facilities along 76th Street SW during Monday’s meeting.
The improvements will be between the Mukilteo Speedway and 44th Avenue W.
“It is so exciting to begin another project which enhances travel for pedestrians,” Mayor Jennifer Gregerson said. “These sidewalks and signals will make it safer for children and families to travel to school and in their neighborhood.”
This project will complete the gaps in the existing sidewalk along the north side of 76th Street SW, as well as repair failed segments of the existing sidewalk, replace non-compliant curb ramps, and install pedestrian crossing signals on SR-525 across from Olympic View Middle School and on 76th Street SW near the Community Garden.
Funds for this project come from City bike and pedestrian funding (approximately $200,000), along with two grants. Snohomish County is contributing $40,000 and the City successfully earned a Safe Routes to School grant of slightly more than $1.3 million. The bid from the recommended company came in nearly $200,000 less than the City’s estimate. These additional budgeted funds will be saved for future pedestrian and bike projects.
“The City Council adopted our Bike Transit Walk Plan in 2017 as a comprehensive look at making more safe places to walk and bike in Mukilteo,” Gregerson said,
Construction is anticipated to begin in late August 2021 and be completed by the end of the year. The City is currently notifying the adjacent residents and schools of the pending construction activities.