Reminder, Tomorrow: City Hosts Open House for Public Input on Future of 5th Street

Two Ways to Engage on Design of New Walking and Biking Improvements

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, rolling, biking, driving, and using public transit in Old Town Mukilteo. With the aid of the community, the City will begin identifying preferred options along the corridor to provide safe and comfortable solutions for people traveling along 5th Street. A project design based on the preferred options is expected to be completed by Summer 2022.

“I hope you’ll join us in-person or take a look at the online open house,” said Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. “We need to hear your thoughts on how to make 5th Street work well for all users.”

An online open house will be available from August 31 until September 8, and in-person event will be held at Rosehill Community Center on Tuesday, August 31, 5-7pm.

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 flashing beacons. A project design based on the preferred options is expected to be completed by Summer 2022.

The first phase of outreach took place last summer to understand priorities for the corridor. The results of that effort will be shared in the open houses.

“The purposes of this project are to support more walking and biking, improve connections to businesses, enhance and complement the character of the Old Town neighborhood, and to make sure we are protecting our water quality and managing water runoff,” said Mayor Gregerson.

Public input is important to ensure the design of the 5th Street improvements reflects the current and future needs of the community. If you are interested in sharing feedback, please participate in-person or online, or submit a comment to the City Project Manager, Connie Bowers, at cbowers@mukilteowa.gov. Stay in the loop about project updates, surveys, and updates, surveys, availability of new documents, and scheduled meetings by visiting our website at: https://mukilteowa.gov/5th-st-ped-bicycle-improvements/ or emailing cbowers@mukilteowa.gov to be included on the project email list.

Extent of the Planned 5th Street Improvements