The new roadway between 124th Avenue Northeast and 130th Avenue Northeast will include single westbound and eastbound travel lanes. Other improvements include sidewalks, bicycle facilities, street lighting, landscaping and irrigation, storm drainage and water quality treatment and other underground utilities. The project will be designed in coordination with Sound Transit, other city projects and potential future private developments.
The Zone 3 project is intended to improve access, circulation and mobility by making an important multi-modal east-west connection, for people who walk, roll, take transit or drive in the BelRed area. The Northeast Spring Boulevard corridor is complete west of 124th Avenue Northeast and nearly complete east of 130th Avenue Northeast. This project will connect the existing east and west segments of Northeast Spring Boulevard and will result in a complete corridor from downtown Bellevue through the revitalized BelRed area. It will support the area’s redevelopment, attracting private commercial and residential investments to create an entirely new neighborhood.
In June 2011, various concepts and recommendations were presented to the City Council for the segment between 124th Avenue Northeast and 130th Avenue Northeast. Recommendations at that time included:
- A new roadway will cross under the Sound transit guideway
- A minimum cross-section width of 64 feet and a maximum of 140 feet
- Improved access and circulation for future 128th Avenue Northeast
- Maximizing use of future park/open space at city-owned property
On Nov. 21, 2022, the council adopted the 2023-2029 General Capital Investment Plan (CIP) which included the Northeast Spring Boulevard (Zone 3) – 124th to 130th Avenues Northeast project. This project funds the preliminary engineering design of the segment. The preliminary design will provide the details needed to create local street connections, which would be built by development proposals.
- March 2024
- Estimated completion of preliminary (15%) design
- December 2023
- Selection of preferred alternative. Advance preferred alternative to preliminary (15%) design and develop construction estimate
- October 2023
- Conduct public engagement on alternatives analysis
- July-September 2023
- Complete Design Alternatives Analysis
- May-July 2023
- Data collection
In October 2023, the project team conducted an online open house on EngagingBellevue.com to solicit feedback from the public on four design alternatives. The open house was advertised via a mailer to households in the area, city social media channels, email and Neighborhood News. The open house had a survey that asked people several questions including how they would primarily use the corridor, which alternative they preferred and why, and which alternative they thought was most comfortable. It also provided additional information on the project and details on each alternative. A summary of the feedback can be found in the Online Open House Results document.
Funding for the project only includes the initial effort to complete alternatives analysis and preliminary design (15%). The estimated preliminary design cost is $600,000.
- Project online open house mailer (October 2023)