124th Ave NE: Ichigo Way to Northup Way

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This section of improvements to 124th Avenue Northeast will complete improvements from Ichigo Way (formerly Northeast 18th Street) to Northup Way, The roadway will be raised and widened. Upgrades include a multi-purpose pathway on the west side of the road, between Northeast 16th Street and Ichigo Way. The five-lane roadway will have sidewalks and landscaped planters on both sides. The project is being developed in coordination with private developments, the East Link light rail project, and other regional projects.


image of 124th Avenue Northeast map, Ichigo to Northup

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Lattice tower replacement; full road closure Oct.-Nov. 

Monopole construction vicinity and detour map

Part of the project includes the replacement of two existing Seattle City lattice towers that support electrical lines. They will be replaced with monopoles that have a smaller footprint. Construction is expected to begin in September and be complete by November. A full 24-hour roadway closure is planned from mid-October to mid-November. More details in construction alert

The replacement needs to be completed in advance of the Ichigo to Northup Way and the NE 12th Street to Spring Boulevard sections of the 124th Avenue NE project. The wider footprint of the existing towers and their alignment would prohibit the widening of the roadway to include the multi-purpose pathway and other improvements.


The 124th Avenue Northeast project will enhance access and circulation for cars, transit, freight, pedestrians and bicycles between Downtown Bellevue, Wilburton, and the BelRed area. It will accommodate future growth and new land uses in the area. and ensure coordinated design, implementation and appropriate cost sharing with the East Link light rail project.


  • 2022-2023: Construction anticipated to begin
  • 2017: Funding finalized through a Federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation


Total project budget of $31 million is partially funded by a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan

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image of 124th Avenue Northeast, from Ichigo Way to Northup
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