About the Project
In 2007, The City of Mukilteo adopted a street preservation policy that established an annual program for street preservation. This enables the City to “keep good roads in good condition”. Arterial streets, like 88th Street SW, have priority for preservation maintenance because of the traffic volumes and connectivity to regional manufacturing and community centers.
The City intends to resurface the existing pavement of 88th Street SW with hot mix asphalt (HMA) from SR525 (Mukilteo Speedway) to a residential dead-end, approximately 0.57 miles west of SR525.
This section of 88th St SW exists as a two-lane road that primarily serves adjacent residential neighborhoods. The existing pavement on 88th Street SW currently reveals widespread areas of distress and deterioration from fatigue cracking and rutting. An HMA overlay will preserve and provide structural integrity to the existing pavement. This project will also evaluate and repair areas of deeper pavement distress prior to the HMA overlay. Existing roadway pavement markings will be replaced and utility lids (sewer, water, gas) are expected to be adjusted to grade. In addition, the project will retrofit existing curb ramps to comply with the latest ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Goals and Benefits
This project is a high priority for the City of Mukilteo, as it aligns with its pavement preservation mission to “keep good roads in good condition” while balancing cost efficiency with longevity. Once 88th Street SW is resurfaced, users will experience improved ride quality, reduced surface distresses, reduced noise levels, and longer-lasting service.
It is the City’s primary goal to place the HMA overlay at this time before the pavement deterioration has reached a critical stage where more extensive, and costly, rehabilitation is required. Thin HMA overlays, like the one planned for 88th St. SW, can be expected to provide 10 years or more on existing asphalt surfaces.
During the construction phase, the City will utilize various forms of communication to keep the residential community informed of the project, namely, through the City’s project website, informative door hangers and postcards, and through key points of contact to respond to requests for information regarding the construction operations.
- Public meetings are not anticipated during this phase of the project.
- No meetings scheduled at this time.
April, 2018 – Preliminary Engineering (PE) & Design Advertised July, 2018 – Preliminary Engineering (PE) & Design begins September, 2018 – PE & Design completed. Final Design & Environmental phase begins. February, 2019 – Final Design & Environmental phase completed March, 2019 – Advertised for Construction June, 2019 – A project Pre-Construction conference is scheduled to be held on June 6, 2019
July, 2019 – The start of construction is scheduled for July 8th. It is anticipated that construction will be substantially complete by early September, 2019.
Current “Look Ahead” Schedule
- July 8th: Notice to Proceed
- July 8th – 12th: Erosion Control, ADA ramps and Sidewalk improvements
- July 15th – 19th: Pavement Repair and Overlay operations.
- July 22nd – 26th: Utility Adjustments, Pavement Markings/Striping
The design and construction phases of this project have been funded through a Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) grant and the voter-approved Transportation Benefit District (TBD).
The design and construction budget for the 88th Street Pavement Preservation project is $684,902, consisting of $443,919 in federal grant funds and $240,983 in Transportation Benefit District (TBD) funds.
Randall Roberts, P.E.
Capital Projects Engineer