The City of Mukilteo is looking at a range of improvements on 5th Street from Lincoln Avenue to the Everett city limit, which will benefit people walking, biking, driving, and using public transit in Old Town Mukilteo. With the aid and input of the community, the project will begin with identifying preferred options along the corridor to provide safe and comfortable solutions for people traveling along 5th Street. Design based on the preferred options is expected to be completed by Summer 2022.
The project purpose is to;
1) Support active transportation such as walking and biking, and improve connections to businesses in Mukilteo;
2) Enhance and/or complement the character of the Old Town neighborhood;
3) Provide low-impact development (LID) water quality features that protect water quality and manage stormwater runoff.
This project builds off past City planning efforts and community requests for traffic calming and accessibility investments for a wide range of users along 5th Street. This project will be evaluating a wide range of options, including a shared use path within the Old Town segment of 5th Street from Lincoln Avenue to the Japanese Gulch area, striping for bike lanes between the Japanese Gulch area to the Everett city limits and installation of crosswalks with rectangular rapid flashing beacons.
Project benefits include:
- Pedestrian and bicycle facilities within the project area
- Safety enhancements, including speed control measures
- ADA access improvements
- Improved stormwater treatment
- Preservation of failing roadway pavement
The need for the 5th Street Bike and Pedestrian Project is based on:
- Most basic of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, shoulders in some areas
- Demonstrated speeding in areas, need speed control measures
- Community interest in improving access to transit for all users
- Additional street lighting would improve pedestrian / bicycle use
- Aging pavement in need of resurfacing
Your input is important to ensure the design of the improvements to 5th St reflect the current and future needs of the users and the community. We would like to hear from everyone. You can stay involved by:
• Submitting a Comment: Please email Connie Bowers to submit a comment or question at any time. General comments, ideas, or comments on specific concepts are all welcome!
• Getting Project Notifications: Please email Connie Bowers to be included on the list for project updates, surveys, availability of new documents, and scheduled meetings