Funds Awarded For Trail and Transit Connection

The story below is from the City’s of Mountlake Terrace’s newsletter called City Happenings. We will be highlighting some of the stories this week. To read the entire newsletter, view the PDF at CityofMLT.com.

The City of Mountlake Terrace has been approved by the Puget Sound Regional Council to receive $300,000 to complete design and acquire right of way for its Lakeview Trail Project. This funding is a Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The funds are in addition to $200,000 received by the city as a part of the Congress’ Consolidated Appropriations Bill that was signed into law in December, 2009.

The Lakeview Trail Project will construct a combination of bike lanes, sidewalks, and a non-motorized trail along Lakeview Drive between the Interurban Trail at 228th Street SW and the west end of the 236th Street SW bridge over Interstate 5. The project will increase commuting options for residents of Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, and other nearby jurisdictions. It will provide a safe and convenient route for pedestrians and cyclists connecting the city’s Town Center, the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center at 236th Street SW, and the Interurban Trail, a popular regional pedestrian and bicycle facility

Design of the Lakeview Trail project is expected to begin later this year and construction expected to occur in 2012 or 2013 once funding is secured either through transportation authorization bill or other means when they become available.

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