Pedestrians and bicyclists now have a safer route through the Enatai neighborhood, with the recent completion of a new sidewalk, multi-use trail and bike lanes along 108th Avenue Southeast.
The one-mile route provides a key link for non-motorized travel through South Bellevue, serving students walking to and from Enatai Elementary School and cyclists biking between downtown and the regionally popular Interstate 90 trail.
The $3 million project, constructed over eight months, improves 108th Avenue between Southeast 34th Street and Bellevue Way. It complements non-motorized improvements made to the street north of Bellevue Way in 1997, and improves access to a local bus route.
Specifically, sidewalks and bike lanes have been installed on both sides of the street between Bellevue Way and Southeast 23rd Street. A six-foot wide trail, separated from traffic by landscape strips, serves pedestrians between 25th and 30th streets before widening to 10 feet for use by cyclists and walkers between 30th and 34th streets.
The project also included enhanced street lighting and installation of a raised crosswalk, a speed bump and curb ramps at each intersection.
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