The Mountlake Terrace City Council recognized 1st District state legislators with a proclamation for their support of the Main Street Revitalization project, an effort to rebuild part of the City’s downtown street system. The recognition occurred at a special city council meeting Sept.12.
State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe and Reps. Luis Moscoso and Derek Stanford helped the City of Mountlake Terrace obtain $2 million from the state 2013-2015 capital budget approved by the state Legislature earlier this year.
Design work has begun on the $12 million project, which will include replacing failed street pavement, undergrounding power lines and adding wider sidewalks, bike lanes, street trees and energy-efficient lights on 56th Avenue West from 244th Street Southwest to approximately 232nd Street Southwest, and on 236th Street Southwest from I-5 to 56th Avenue West. The city has now identified $8 million in funding for the project.
Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith and other city officials are looking to speak to members of the state Senate next week to ask for an additional $3.3 million in state transportation funds for the Main Street project. Gov. Jay Inslee and Senate leadership are considering calling the legislature into special session before the end of the year to mull over a transportation spending package that would pay for numerous proposed construction projects statewide.
City officials hope to be able to begin construction on the Main Street project in late 2014.