Drivers of Cedar Way and 228th Street SW in east Mountlake Terrace are being advised that construction to restore roadway pavement and reconfigure traffic lanes on portions of the two roadways is expected to begin on Monday, Jan. 6.
The work will finish the change of Cedar Way south of 228th Street that had been started last summer to one lane of traffic in each direction with the addition of a center left-turn lane and designated bicycle lanes.
The project area includes Cedar Way from 227th to 232nd Streets Southwest and 228th Streets from Cedar Way/44th Avenue West to 39th Avenue West. The work will include pavement milling, pavement repairs, an asphalt overlay, upgrades to drainage facilities, adding or improving curb ramps and some traffic signal modifications. Two crosswalks in the work zone will be updated with pedestrian-activated rectangular rapid flashing beacons.
The project is being paid for by money from the City of Mountlake Terrace Stormwater and Street Construction Funds in addition to two grants from the Washington State Department of Transportation totaling $637,970.
— Story and photo by Doug Petrowski