NE 4th St Extension Phase 1
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The city is extending Northeast Fourth Street from 116th Avenue Northeast, where it now terminates, to 120th Avenue Northeast. Phase 1 will go from 116th Avenue to the Eastside Rail Corridor (formerly the BSNF railroad right of way). Phase 2 will complete the connection from the rail corridor to 120th Avenue. The entire roadway is anticipated to be open to traffic in the fall of 2015, pending completion of right of way acquisition. Extending Northeast Fourth Street, part of the Wilburton Connections effort, is designed to work in conjunction with two other road projects (widening of 120th Avenue Northeast and extending Northeast Sixth Street) to improve mobility between downtown, the Bel-Red corridor and the Overlake area.
Phase 1 will create a new five-lane arterial with two travel lanes in each direction, a center turn lane where needed, and bike lanes and sidewalks, from 116th Avenue Northeast to the west side of the rail corridor. The project will allow a future pedestrian-bike trail or transit to use the railroad corridor. When completed, the new roadway section is projected to relieve congestion at nearby intersections, improve travel times and provide alternatives for vehicles, transit, freight, pedestrians and bicycles.
Construction is underway and anticipated to be completed by October 2014. However, the roadway will be barricaded and will not open to traffic until Phase 2 is completed.
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Marina Arakelyan, Project Manager