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West Marine View Drive Pedestrian Improvements

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Project Complete:
April 2010

Project Cost:
$1.9 million

About the Project:

The West Marine View Drive Non-motorized Improvements project would provide a safer, improved pedestrian/bicycle corridor along West Marine View Drive between 11th Street and 16th Street.  This is a major road in Everett that connects the Port facilities and the Naval Station Everett to Interstate 5. It would also provide important vehicle safety improvements to the intersection at 13th Street, which is the entrance to a new, mixed-use waterfront development the Port is undertaking. This project would contribute greatly to the development of the Everett waterfront and the quality of life for Everett-area citizens.

This project compliments the City of Everett's West Marine View Drive Improvements. For more information, click here.

Stimulus Grant Dollars Awarded: $1.9 million

wmvd_improvements_pageEstimated Construction Jobs: 25

Project Schedule: The Port, in partnership with the city of Everett, started construction summer 2009.

Community Benefits:

This is great news for the Port and the community, as it will provide enhanced pedestrian and bike access along our marina facilities, and get construction jobs flowing back into our community.

"The construction field is an area that has been hard hit by the recent recession, and we are exciting to have the opportunity to do our part in helping put people back to work in our community," said John Mohr, Executive Director of the Port of Everett.

It's our understanding that the Puget Sound area is first metropolitan area in the country to have our list compiled, vetted, approved and ready to move forward with construction.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. PSRC plays two roles in implementing the ARRA: 1) it must approve all projects for inclusion in the regional Transportation Improvement Program and 2) it is responsible for project selection for portions of Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funds the state expects to receive via the ARRA.

PSRC has been working since November with cities, counties, ports, transit agencies and the state on developing a list of ready-to-go projects that would be candidates for economic recovery funds. All projects receiving funding have been deemed capable of securing approvals for federal funds within the next three months -- following rigorous peer-to-peer scrutiny.

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth and transportation planning in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 county, city, port, transit, tribal and state agencies serving the region. It coordinates the distribution of about $160 million in Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funds each year. PSRC sets priorities and evaluates the most efficient ways to target those funds to support state and local transportation and growth management plans.

This public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the TIP development process will satisfy the FTA's Program of Projects requirements.

Title VI Notice: PSRC fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see or call 206-587-4819.