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Paine Field Boulevard Extension Project
Paine Field Boulevard Extension is a proposed roadway to the Mukilteo waterfront from SR 526. It is intended to improve regional traffic circulation and to alleviate ferry traffic problems – to basically move ferry traffic off of SR 525. The road would extend from SR 526 to the north Mukilteo waterfront through a portion of Japanese Gulch. No set alignment has been found at this time although the latest study of possible routes placed the most logical route as running the north-south length of the gulch. Other potential routes are actively being reviewed.
The planned road will provide direct access to one of the State’s highest volume ferry routes and serve the future Mukilteo Landing Waterfront Development Project that will include waterfront parks, new retail stores and restaurants, a public marina, and a regional transportation hub that will link ferries, trains, and buses.
A ferry bypass road has been studied by the State of Washington for more than 40 years and has been a high priority of City leaders since the late 1960’s. It would serve 2-3 million regional commuter vehicles that can currently sit parked for hours on the Mukilteo Speedway blocking access to homes and businesses.
The City held two Open House community meetings in 2001 to give residents and businesses an opportunity to learn about the concept of a new ferry road. The meetings were well received, with more then 400 people in attendance. The project is years away from a decision on a preferred route or being funded and constructed.
For additional information regarding this project contact
Public Works Director Rob McGaughey at 425.263.8000.