The City of Mountlake Terrace received official notification recently from the State of Washington that it will receive Safe Routes to Schools Funding totaling $330,304 in support of the 54th Avenue W Sidewalk Improvement Project. This project was a high priority in the city’s requests for both state and federal funding.
The 54th Avenue W Sidewalk Improvement Project will construct about 1,050 of curb, gutter and sidewalk that will connect existing sections of sidewalk between 220th and 223rd St SW. As the education component of the grant, staff at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School and the Cascade Bicycle Club, in conjunction with the City of Mountlake Terrace, will teach and promote bicycle safety through a school assembly and bicycle rodeo. Bicycle helmets will be provided for all students in the program. The City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department will provide for traffic enforcement, purchase a radar station trailer, increase vehicle speed monitoring in the Mountlake Terrace Elementary School Zones and participate in the bicycle safety program.
These funds will raise the city’s total grant funding to over $6.0 million secured in just the past few years. The City of Mountlake Terrace is now focused on City Council’s goal and objective to obtain the necessary funds (i.e., state, federal, economic development tools, etc.) to rebuild its Downtown Main Street (56th Ave W between 230th and 236th).
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