Paine Field Boulevard Extension Project
Paine Field Boulevard Extension is a proposed roadway to the Mukilteo waterfront from SR 526. It is designed to improve regional traffic circulation and to alleviate ferry traffic problems. The road would extend from SR 526 to the north Mukilteo waterfront through a portion of Japanese Gulch.
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 road and to get answers to their specific questions about the plan. The meetings were well received, with more then 400 people in attendance.
While the road is still in early planning stages and many years from being funded or constructed, City leaders want to ensure that there is ample opportunity for the community to learn about the project and express its views.
For additional information regarding this project contact
Public Works Director Larry Waters at 425.355.4141, Ext. 225.