Construction to begin Monday on Cedar Way and 228th Street Southwest

Cedar Way south of 228th Street Southwest.
Cedar Way south of 228th Street Southwest.

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


  1. Um, which reason mentioned in the article would that be?  You don’t like curb ramps?  You don’t like bicyclists?  You don’t like enhancements of warnings of pedestrian activity?  You think if you spend money somewhere other than in the City that the City won’t inconvenience you by modernizing and repairing roadways?

  2. Great! More bike lanes that we do not need! This was already done in my neighborhood, creating for the first time ever, traffic problems! I’ve actually had to change the route I take to get to/return from work!

  3. I applaud the ongoing improvements to the
    Cedar Plaza area.  These are good design improvements that serve to better
    integrate the commercial properties with the residential nature of the
    surrounding community, while mitigating traffic impacts.  While I like a
    speedy commute as much as the next guy, I also like my neighbors to be safe,
    and I’ve seen too many near-accidents involving fast cars, bicycles and/or
    pedestrians.  Its far better for the community to recognize this and fix
    it before the community is faced with mourning the death of one of its
    residents’ children.


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