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Main Street Improvements
Construction Progress Reports
Report #1 - September 21, 2012 document icon-bw-red-check
Report #2 - October 5, 2012 document icon-bw-red-check
Report #3 - October 19, 2012 document icon-bw-red-check
Report #4 - November 2, 2012 document icon-bw-red-check

Main Street between 5th Ave and 6th Ave is about to take on a new look and feel!  Pedestrian and business friendly improvements include wider sidewalks, improved street lighting, a mid-block pedestrian crossing, flower basket poles, street trees, public artwork, benches, trash receptacles and bike racks.  In addition, this environmentally conscious project includes Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater improvements, reduced pavement widths and replacement of an old water main.  The project is being built now because of the age of the existing infrastructure, pedestrian safety and approximately 70% of the cost is being paid by federal and state grants.

Project Goals include:  

  • Improve pedestrian lighting and incorporate Sternberg street lights similar to other downtown lighting
  • Replace buckled and uneven sidewalks damaged by the existing street trees and reduce tripping hazards.
  • Encourage pedestrian use of the sidewalks - sidewalks will be 2-feet wider and will provide opportunities for restaurants to use them for outdoor seating/dining.  
  • Install a new stormwater system with water quality devices to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality.
  • Replace an aging watermain and water services built in the 1920's.
  • Replace the existing pavement section.
  • Relocate the overhead utility wires to the alley and remove the existing wooden utility poles.
  • Add a raised mid-block pedestrian crossing to enhance pedestrian circulation within the corridor.
  • Add bike sharrow pavement striping on the edge of the travel lanes to assist bicycle riders.
  • Add new streetscape improvements consisting of street trees, bike racks, benches, planters, trash receptacles and flower poles with art work.

BUSINESSES WILL REMAIN OPEN during construction (to find out more about impact on a specific business click their link on the right).  Additional public parking can be found one block north at the Public Safety Complex on the corner of 5th and Bell. 

We appreciate your patience during construction!
Parking During Construction
Icon - MapThe City and local businesses want you to know that parking is available on City streets adjacent to the project.  The following map link shows areas that are available for parking.

There is public parking at the Public Safety Building at 250 - 5th Ave N with more street parking north, east, west and south of the Main Street closure.  The uncovered parking stalls at the City Hall parking lot at 121 - 5th Ave N are availabe on weekends and the Christian Science Church has volunteered the use of their parking lot during the weekdays and after 11:30am on weekends.

Project Schedule
The project will start on Monday, September 10, 2012 and continue until mid-November.

Report Date: October 2, 2012 calendar-icon
Report Date: November 2012 calendar-icon

The construction schedule is subject to weather conditions and may be revised accordingly.
Project Team
Design - Parametrix - Bremerton, WA
Construction - Interwest Construction Inc.

Construction Management Services - AECOM Technical Services, Inc.
Contact Information
Capital Construction Projects
Engineering Division
121 5th Ave N, Edmonds - 425.771.0220
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Project Manager
Pamela Lemcke
Capital Projects Manager
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Rob English, P.E.
City Engineer
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Sunset Avenue Public Survey
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The City of Edmonds plans to re-purpose existing right-of-way along Sunset Avenue between Bell Street and Caspers Street to create 2,000 feet of bicycle and pedestrian trail with unobstructed views of Puget Sound. This project will connect existing parks and trails to create recreational loops in the downtown area and non-motorized access to the ferry, transit, waterfront parks, dining, and shopping.

B E N E F I T S   O F   T H I S   P R O J E C T 
This project is intended to complete the downtown waterfront walkway creating a loop trail that will not only beautify the Edmonds waterfront but provide ADA access and improve safety for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and will create additional opportunities for people to come to the downtown area, enticing them to stay for longer periods of time and frequenting the local establishments.

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Thank you for your interest, however the survey is no longer available.
We have received an overwhelming response and truly appreciate and value Citizen input.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !