Workshop to go over Harbour Reach extension | City brief

Oct 05, 2016

The community is invited to attend a workshop involving plans for a Harbour Reach Drive extension.

The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Mukilteo City Hall.

The city plans to extend Harbour Reach Drive from Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest to Beverly Park Road.

With the Harbour Reach Drive Extension Project, the city also plans to widen Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest from SR-525 to Cyrus Way, so that traffic flows from road to road.

This is an opportunity to meet with city staff and its hired consultant to learn about the plan and give feedback.

“This is an exciting project that will improve connections for cars, bikes and pedestrians in south Mukilteo,” said Robert Roman, the consultant working on the project. “We look forward to presenting the project and hearing from the community as we launch our design process.”

The $18 million project is designed to relieve congestion on SR-525 by providing an alternate route that runs parallel to it. It has been in the works for 10 years.

The city has allocated $16.3 million for the project so far. This includes $15.1 million in other state grants and another $1 million in traffic mitigation fees from Snohomish County.

Mukilteo has applied for a $1.9 million grant to add bicycle lanes to Harbour Pointe Boulevard and roundabouts at Harbour Pointe Boulevard and Chennault Beach Road.

The added bike lanes and roundabouts would turn Harbour Reach Drive into a “complete street,” with sidewalks, bike lanes and bus stops.

The city’s timeline has construction starting in 2017 and the road extension opening in 2019.

The event will be held in the Council Chambers at Mukilteo City Hall, at 11930 Cyrus Way.

For more information, call 425-263-8170, email hrcp@mukilteowa.gov or go to www.mukilteowa.gov.

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