The City of Mill Valley is ready to celebrate the near-completion of the 18-month, $18 million Miller Avenue Streetscape Project, a complete re-imagining of approximately two miles of one of Mill Valley’s two main arteries and far and away the biggest road improvement project the City of Mill Valley has undertaken in decades.
With help from the Mill Valley Chamber, the City is hosting MillerFest, a four-hour celebration of the new Miller Avenue, on Saturday, Nov. 4 (12-4pm) in the public parking lot near Marin Theatre Company and Extreme Pizza. The action-packed event features food from Antone’s East Coast Subs, Extreme Pizza, Swirl and Whole Foods Mill Valley, along with live music from Loose With the Truth, a beer garden from the Chamber and Fort Point Beer Co., a bounce house, a bike decorating content and parade, a bike maintenance station from Tam Bikes, pedicabs from Vanguard Properties and 4Leaf, children’s play from the Marin Theatre Company, nature walks, history walks and much more.
The event serves as the official kick-off for the Meet Me on Miller campaign, an effort to engage the community with this amazing new street and the incredible array of restaurants, shops, businesses, arts organizations, nonprofits and people that live there.
“The City is thrilled to celebrate the completion of the streetscape project,” Mayor Jessica Sloan says. “Our goals were to create a multi modal thoroughfare that works for everyone, to enhance the commercial area, and to protect the environment, all while staying aligned with Mill Valley’s small town values. As a community we should be exceptionally proud of this accomplishment.”
Built around the “Complete Streets” principles of design, the project addresses safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, provides better transit access and improves motorist safety, all while retaining and enhancing Miller Avenue’s distinct character. Miller now has continuous bike lanes, improved sidewalks, enhanced crosswalks, and new pavement, storm drains, sewer pipes and much more.