Sound Transit plans nighttime closures of SR 104 off-ramps starting next week

Starting Monday, August 10, Sound Transit’s contractor will continue night work at the SR 104 and northbound Interstate 5 interchange. Both the off-ramps and on the off-ramps will be closed while this work is underway, and detours will be provided (see map). The contractor has obtained a temporary noise variance to complete this work. This…

Council approves formation of MLT diversity commission, hears light rail update from Sound Transit

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Aug. 3 business meeting unanimously approved a proposal to create a diversity, equity and inclusion commission to facilitate citywide communication and outreach. Its mission: “Promote and embrace diversity through action, education, and guidance. The commission seeks to foster an understanding that includes, accepts, respects and appreciates each individual…

Intersection improvements, flashing beacon coming to 48th Ave W and 216th St SW

The City of Mountlake Terrace is designing improvements to the intersection of 48th Avenue West and 216th Street Southwest with plans for construction in 2021, NextMLT reports. Included will be sidewalk bulb-outs and new ramps at all corners, as well as a flashing beacon (RRFB) for the pedestrian crossing of 48th on the north leg…

City now accepting construction permit applications under Phase 2 restart

The City of Mountlake Terrace said it is now accepting all construction permit applications as part of implementing Gov. Jay Inslee’s Phase 2 Construction Restart. Permit applications can be located via the City of Mountlake Terrace website. Be aware that compliance with COVID-19 mandates has created longer processing times for permits. Submission of permits will be…

Expect I-5 overnight lane closures May 29-June 1 due to Sound Transit light rail work

Starting as soon as Friday, May 29, Sound Transit’s contractor working on the Lynnwood Link light rail extension will be implementing two nighttime traffic shifts on Interstate 5 between 228th Street Southwest and 236th Place Southwest. This work is necessary to complete utility work on both I-5 northbound and southbound and some striping and barrier…

Updated: Final Main Street paving, traffic signal activations delayed due to rain

The Main Street Revitalization Project on 236th Street Southwest is ready for the final layer of asphalt paving by the city’s contractor from west of 56th Avenue West to I‑5, but work planned to start May 26 has been delayed due to rain, he City of Mountlake Terrace said. City engineering staff will reassess pavement conditions Tuesday…

Sound Transit to close SR 104 on and off ramps overnight starting May 28

As early as Thursday, May 28, Sound Transit’s contractor will begin night work on the ramp from eastbound State Route 104 to the northbound ramp of Interstate 5. Both the on and off ramps will be closed while this work is being done. Detours will be provided (see map). The contractor has obtained a temporary…

New cameras show MLT light rail station construction time-lapse images

As Sound Transit continues construction on the Lynnwood Link light rail extension, Mountlake Terrace residents can now view the progress from the comfort of their own homes. As reported in NextMLT, webcams were recently installed at the Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood City Center Station construction sites. In Mountlake Terrace, three different webcam views and time…

Sound Transit to close SR 104 on and off ramps overnight starting May 11

As early as Monday, May 11, Sound Transit’s contractor will begin night work on the ramp from eastbound State Route 104 to the northbound ramp of Interstate 5. Both the on and off ramps will be closed while this work is being done. Detours will be provided (see map). The contractor has obtained a temporary…

Council approves additional contingency for MLT Civic Campus project

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Monday night business meeting authorized an additional $310,000 in contingency funds to pay for city-approved change orders and other unforeseen expenditures related to construction of the Mountlake Terrace Civic Campus project. The Civic Campus is being built on the site of the former Mountlake Terrace City Hall — on…

Weekend closure of Mountlake Terrace parking garage planned starting May 8

As early as Friday, May 8, Sound Transit’s contractor will close the parking garage and bus loop at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center in order to prepare for guideway construction of the Lynnwood Link Light Rail extension. The closure will be in effect for two weekends. The contractor has obtained a temporary noise variance to…

City resumes inspections for existing construction projects

The City of Mountlake Terrace has resumed requests for inspections for all existing construction projects for work activities that can be performed while meeting social distancing requirements for construction projects as noted in Gov. Jay Inslee’s April 24 order. Existing low-risk construction projects are those that do not require workers to be closer than 6…

Inslee announces plan to allow construction projects previously underway to be completed

Gov. Jay Inslee, in consultation with the state’s construction industry, announced a plan Friday to allow current construction projects to be completed. According to an announcement from the governor’s office, the recommendations were informed by workers, contractors, health and safety experts, and local government officials, for safe construction standards. “I thank all those involved in…

As an ‘essential’ project, Civic Campus construction continues

Although many construction projects have been shut down both locally and statewide following Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay-at-home” order March 23 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, work is continuing on the City of Mountlake Terrace Civic Campus project. Assistant City Manager Stephen Clifton says the city — in light of the governor’s order — submitted…

Governor’s COVID-19 orders delay first phase of Terrace Station development

The first phase of the giant Terrace Station development being built along I-5 in Mountlake Terrace will open later than its originally-planned Sept. 30 finish date as all construction at the site is now on hold. “Unfortunately, with the governor’s latest orders last week, we are shut down,” said Brendan Lawrence, Senior Development Manager of…

Sound Transit shuts down nearly all construction systemwide due to COVID-19 safety concerns

Due to COVID-19 risks, Sound Transit said Monday it is directing contractors to suspend almost all construction on its region-wide transit expansion projects — including the Lynnwood Link light rail extension — starting immediately through May 4. The very limited work that does continue will focus on tasks considered critical and/or necessary to ensure that…

Tuesday: Crane removal to close 236th Street SW, 55th Avenue W

The Atlas 236 development project at the northeast corner of 56th Avenue West and 236th Street Southwest will be dismantling its construction crane on Tuesday, March 3 from 4 a.m.-3 p.m. — and some surrounding streets will be closed as a result. The contractor will be closing 236th Street Southwest from 56th Avenue West to…

Overnight closure at Mountlake Terrace Transit Center parking garage coming Feb. 7

Access to the parking garage at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center will closed starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 so Snohomish County PUD can complete utility work related to light rail construction. The closure will last until approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Sound Transit route 512 buses scheduled to arrive during the…

Scene in MLT: Street trees being installed as part of Main Street project

The Main Street contractor earlier this week began installing street trees that will line both sides of 236th Street Southwest between Interstate 5 and 56th Avenue West. NextMLT reports. The trees are being planted in tree pits that are covered by a metal grate. Ultimately, 20 trees will be installed on the project. Metal tree…

Access to MLT Police Department’s main entrance limited to 232nd Street SW

During Civic Campus construction, access to the Mountlake Terrace Police Station will change periodically dependent upon where work is taking place. That’s according to Mountlake Terrace city staff, who said there is significant trenching and utility-related work being done in front of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department, which could limit access. Until further notice, if…