Main Street Project

The City of Mountlake Terrace's Main Street Project encompasses the design, preliminary engineering, construction and eventual re-construction of key roadways within the Town Center area of Mountlake Terrace. 

Elements of the Main Street Project design include reconstructed key roadway segments, widened sidewalks, energy efficient pedestrian and street lighting, undergrounding of overhead utilities, improvements to water, storm, and sewer systems, bicycle lanes, improved ADA access, new traffic signals, inclusion of trees and tree grates, and other improvements. For additional information, please contact Community and Economic Development.

The Main Street Project is divided into two phases:

Phase 1 (Complete) – Reconstruction of 236th Street SW between Interstate 5 and 58th Avenue West. Up to the Transit Center, this phase is complete. Sidewalks are widened, street lighting is energy efficient, bike lanes and ADA access have been provided and trees with tree grates are installed. Sound Transit construction continues until Link Light Rail becomes operational in 2024.

Phase 2 (Currently in the design, funding and ROW acquisition phase) - Design and reconstruction of Main 56th Avenue West from 230th Street SW to 236th Street SW.

News Releases

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New Van Ry Boulevard connects the Main Street Project to the Gateway Plaza retail area at 236th, next to the Sound Transit Mountlake Terrace Light Rail Station and I-5, southwards to 244th Street SW. 

Van Ry Blvd Ribbon Cutting

On January 22, 2021 several dozen city leaders, community members, and guests celebrated the virtual grand opening of “Van Ry Boulevard”. The actual cutting of the ribbon occurred in socially-distanced stages on January 16. A recording of the event, held via Zoom, is posted here. “Van Ry Boulevard” is a new public roadway named after the city’s retired Engineering Services Director, Willem Van Ry. Mr. Van Ry served the city from 1974-2014.


236th Street SW from 56th Ave W to I-5

236th Looking EastView of 236th Street SW Looking East


236th Looking EastView of 236th Street SW Looking West


Van to Transit CenterCorner of 236th Street SW and Van Ry Blvd

Van Ry Looking South


Main Street Map with projects and their phases demarcated