Main Street Enhancement
102nd Avenue NE intersection is open
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
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.
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
This edition of Bothell Buzz is all about the Main Street Enhancement project!