WSDOT and Sound Transit seek contractors to build Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station; project increases safety, gives commuters a new choice and creates jobs

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Today the Washington State Department of Transportation and Sound Transit announced they are looking for qualified contractors to build the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station.

The freeway station will be built in the Interstate 5 median at 236th Street Southwest and includes a pedestrian bridge to connect the freeway station to the Mountlake Terrace Park-and-Ride. Building facilities like this in the freeway median increases bus speed and reliability, while also enhancing safety with direct access ramps that reduce the amount of traffic crossing lanes to enter and exit the freeway.

The new station will enable ST Express buses to provide service to Mountlake Terrace, where Community Transit’s new park-and-ride garage is set to open Feb. 8. This project will give commuters more choices and make our highways and bus access routes more efficient and safer. This project will also create dozens of new jobs to benefit our economy.

The Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station is the fifth direct access ramp project in Snohomish County undertaken as a partnership between Sound Transit and the Washington State Department of Transportation, and the second facility built in the freeway median following the South Everett Freeway Station, a park-and-ride and flyer stop that opened in September.

The bid can be located on-line at WSDOT’s Contract Ad & Award Web site: