Main Street Enhancement
102nd Avenue NE intersection is open
Due to a weather break this week, paving work at the 102nd Avenue NE intersection was completed earlier than originally anticipated. Drivers are advised to proceed with caution though the intersection now that eastbound traffic through Main Street is coming through the intersection.
Now that the Main Street contractor has finished paving the 102nd Avenue NE approaches, traffic on all the approaches to the intersection has been restored. This will be maintained until such a time that the private building development (Mercantile) that is adjacent to the project begins their roadway restoration and frontage work. Beginning in mid-April, the private developer is anticipated to implement single lane closures along 102nd Avenue NE and on the east leg of Main Street/102nd Avenue NE intersection to pave the roadway segments in front of their property.
For up-to-date information on lane closures and intersection impacts, visit the Main Street Traffic Alerts page.
Second block between 101st & 102nd Avenue NE
Due to the weather break this week and the subsequent reopening of both the 101st Avenue NE & 102nd Avenue NE intersections, the eastbound lane of Main Street in this block has been reopened to traffic. Expect to see traffic cones in the roadway as crews are still completing some final finish work in this block, including street furniture installation (benches, trash cans, planter boxes etc.), signage, roadway striping and small repair work. This work is anticipated to be completed the third week of April.
Sidewalk work between Bothell Way NE & 101st Avenue
Starting the week of April 2, crews will be performing some sidewalk work on the north side of Main Street between Bothell Way NE and 101st Ave NE. This will take about three weeks to complete. Pedestrians will be routed around construction work.
City staff remains focused on ensuring access to all businesses on Main Street remain open.
- On-street parking on Main Street from Bothell Way to 101st Avenue NE is open, except for limited times when nearby work is ongoing.
- A temporary lot between SR 522 and Main Street is open.
- The City Hall garage at 18415 101st Ave NE is available.
- Parallel parking stalls on the Bothell Way access lanes provide additional parking.
Questions? Concerns? Please call our Hotline 425-806-6825.
Why is the project delayed?
There was a delay in obtaining the metal sleeves for the bollards to cast the concrete. Roadway, curb, and sidewalk work could not begin until the bollard foundations are completed. Also, underground utility work took longer than the contractor anticipated.
What is the City doing to keep the project moving?
The City’s goals are to keep access to businesses open and traffic moving while allowing construction to proceed as quickly as possible. We are looking at various options to keep the project moving, including allowing the contractor to work weekends. We are working with the Main Street business community and the contractor to see what options might work best.
A brief summary of the Main Street Enhancement Project.
This project integrates the historic district with the planned overall development of public spaces in the downtown area.
Main Street businesses are open during construction. Learn how to access the businesses during road construction.
Beginning in 2018, the City will utilize a new method to make our residential roads last longer called a Slurry Seal. A Slurry Seal is a quarter-inch layer of fine gravel, asphalt, and oil that will protect the pavement from weather and refresh the surface. This method is most effective on roads that are starting to show their age, but have not fallen apart.
The City planned this project quite some time ago, but it took on a greater urgency after the Main Street fire in July 2016.
The new Main Street improvements support a thriving pedestrian-oriented environment in the heart of downtown Bothell. Main Street businesses can turn any of 16 street parking spots between 101st Ave and 102nd Ave into safe, street-level outdoor dining or shopping opportunities. These “flex zones” are bordered by 300-pound moveable bollards.
Project featured on Bothell Buzz
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