Expect delays with latest Harbour Pointe project

By Brandon Gustafson | Jun 05, 2019
Photo by: Brandon Gustafson Traffic goes down to one lane when heading east along Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest towards Mukilteo Speedway due to construction of the Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest Widening Project. The project will cause delays and lane closures through this fall. Construction started recently.

The Harbour Pointe area may see traffic delays further south near Mukilteo Speedway, as construction for the Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest Widening Project began recently.

Cones have been laid out, signs are scattered along the road, and while you’re driving, it’s pretty hard to miss.

Those driving on Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest can expect delays and lane closures throughout the project’s construction hours – 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday – through this fall, when the project is expected to finish.

According to the city’s website, the project will create a shared use path along with landscaping on the south side of the street “to create a continuous pedestrian and bike facility.”

Additionally, the channelization will be reconfigured at the intersection of Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest and Cyrus Way, adding left turn phases to all directions of travel “to provide for protected and permissive turning movements.”

The project will also create a sidewalk on the west side of Cyrus Way, south of Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest to connect to the existing sidewalk on Cyrus Way and provide an accessible route to Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest.

It will also add a landscaped “amenity zone” on the south side of Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest, to continue the existing “landscape buffer” between vehicles and pedestrians.

Those who frequent the Harbour Pointe Shopping Center will also have easier access, as the project will provide a longer left turning queue into the shopping center.

Improvements are also being made for those with disabilities, as the construction will improve accessibility, the city said.

Per the city’s website, the section is a busy one in terms of vehicle traffic, and also a dangerous one at times.

Between 2012 and 2015, the Washington State Department of Transportation reported 44 accidents.

“Safety improvements to mitigate accidents along this section of (Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest) are the main purpose for this project,” the city’s website says. “This project is a high priority for the city because of public safety and congestion relief.”

The project costs more than $1.6 million, per the city’s website. Nearly $1 million is from

Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) funds, while the rest is from local

The total project budget is currently $987,790 of and $659,860 of Local Funds real estate excise taxes (REET II).

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