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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Intersection closure near Downtown Park extended

The intersection at Northeast First Street and 102nd Avenue Northeast will continue to be closed to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians through May 17 for intersection and pedestrian crossing improvements.

The roadway closure, which began in late March, is being extended to address unexpected conditions, utility adjustments, scheduling, coordination of work and site restoration.

The new crossing will connect to a new south entrance of Downtown Park, which is scheduled to reopen at the end of June, following completion of the circular promenade and a new, universally accessible Inspiration Playground. Designed to integrate with the park entrance, the new intersection will feature a pedestrian-friendly raised surface.

Work at the intersection includes: pavement removal; regrading and repaving; and removal and replacement of the sidewalk ramps.

Construction crews work Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Local traffic will have access to parking garages, and deliveries, mail service and garbage collection will continue.

Westbound traffic on Northeast Second Street will be detoured to Main Street at 103rd Avenue Northeast. Eastbound traffic on Northeast First Street will be closed to through traffic at the intersection of 100th Avenue Northeast.

Street parking will be unavailable on Northeast First Street from 100th Avenue Northeast to 103rd Avenue Northeast.

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Parks & Community Services
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Christina Faine
Phone: 425-452-4286
E-mail: cfaine@bellevuewa.gov

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