SR 525 vehicle holding lane for Mukilteo Ferry Terminal to close nightly Oct. 29-Nov. 3 for sidewalk expansion

A portion of the State Route 525 vehicle holding lane for the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal will close nightly Oct. 29 through Nov. 3, as work begins on a project to widen a sidewalk over a bridge. Ferry terminal access will remain open during this work.

The vehicle holding line along northbound SR 525, also known as the Mukilteo Speedway, will close nightly between Second and First streets:

  • 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, through Wednesday morning, Nov. 1.
  • 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 to Friday morning, Nov. 3.

Widening the sidewalk
During the closures, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will improve the existing sidewalk, add Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps and upgrade the railing along the bridge over the BNSF railroad tracks, which was built in 1941 and rebuilt in 1967.

The sidewalk, which will be expanded by 4 feet to 7.5 feet wide, is an important route for pedestrians and others using mobility devices to cross the railroad tracks and reach the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal, Lighthouse Park and waterfront businesses. Work is scheduled to conclude in December.

A seven-day, continuous closure of the vehicle holding lane will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Law enforcement will direct traffic during peak ferry times.

Sidewalk detour
During construction, pedestrians and people using mobility devices should follow the sidewalk along southbound SR 525 over the bridge, using crosswalks at the Fifth Street and First Street intersections to cross the highway.

Real-time travel information is available via the WSDOT mobile app, the WSDOT Travel Center Map or by signing up for WSDOT’s email updates.

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