• Open house for ideas on 120th Ave NE improvements

    Published March 29 2021

    To support the BelRed area’s continued transformation into a thriving, residential neighborhood, the city is planning ways to make 120th Avenue Northeast between the future Northeast 16th Street and Northup Way a safer, more inviting place to walk, bike, drive and connect to transit.  

    The city is hosting an online open house to encourage comments on preliminary design concepts for roadway sections, a trail crossing and urban design features such as directional signs and wall finishes. Please visit EngagingBellevue.com/120thavenue between March 29 and April 16 to learn more about improvements under consideration and share your ideas. 

    Specifically, the following improvements are being evaluated:

    • Widen 120th Avenue to two lanes in each direction with turn pockets or a center turn lane to improve vehicle circulation.
    • Add new sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides of the street to provide safe access to a future light rail station and nearby trail.
    • Replace the existing Kelsey Creek West Tributary culvert under the roadway to allow improved passage for fish and other wildlife and associated stream restoration.
    • Replace and stripe the pavement.
    • Improve traffic signals, landscaping, street lighting, retaining walls and signage.
    • Upgrade utility and stormwater facilities. 

    This is the final phase of the 120th Avenue Northeast Corridor Improvement Project, which encompasses multimodal improvements between Northeast Fourth Street and Northup Way. Design for this phase is anticipated to be complete in late 2022. Funding for right-of-way property acquisition and construction has not yet been secured. 

    Visit BellevueWA.gov/120th-avenue-corridor for more information or contact Jun An, project manager, Transportation Department, at 425-452-4230 or jan@bellevuewa.gov.