Crews this week are preparing to repave 116th Avenue from Southeast Fifth Street to Northeast Eighth Street. There will be lane closures two or three nights the week of June 15 along the 0.8-mile stretch just east of Interstate 405, near downtown, which includes the city’s "auto row" area.
Workers will first plane off the top two inches of worn-out roadway. An overlay of new asphalt is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 16, and last for two or three nights. Though all work will be done from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to minimize traffic impacts, motorists should expect delays during those 11-hour shifts.
New street markings and traffic signal sensors beneath the pavement will be replaced after the overlay.
The work is part of the 2008 Overlay Program, an annual effort to repave city streets most in need of repair. This year, Lakeside Industries, the Bellevue Transportation Department's contractor for the work, will repave 22.6 miles of roadway citywide.
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