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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 19, 2010

Brace for delays on Factoria Blvd and 124th Ave

Projects in Bellevue's north end and in the Factoria area will disrupt traffic in the coming days.

  • 124th Avenue Northeast electrical work: State Department of Transportation crews are slated to shut down a section of 124th Avenue Northeast, just south of SR 520, around-the-clock, from 7 a.m., Monday, Aug. 23, to 7 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 26. Detour routes will be posted; drivers are urged to slow down and use caution navigating around the closure.
  • Factoria Boulevard repaving: Crews working for the city are scheduled to repave Factoria Boulevard between Coal Creek Parkway and Southeast 41st Street on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21 and 22, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Only one lane will be open in each direction; motorists should expect long delays and are urged to be extra cautious in the construction area. All work depends on having dry weather. 

The closure of 124th Avenue Northeast allows WSDOT to begin replacing an electrical tower and transferring power lines to a new pole. The work is part of the Bellevue Braids project, designed to improve safety and reduce congestion on Interstate 405, from downtown Bellevue to SR 520. Residents and businesses will not lose electricity during the work. WSDOT has details about the Bellevue Braids project.  

This Factoria Boulevard project is part of Bellevue's annual overlay program, in which a small portion of the city's street system is repaved each year in order to prevent a full replacement that can cost up to three times more.

This year, about 28 lane miles of roadway will be repaved at several different locations, mostly in the area south of Interstate 90.


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