• New pedestrian signals coming to Bel-Red and Overlake

    Published November 14 2014

    Forty-three intersections along 148th Avenue Northeast and in the Bel-Red and Overlake areas will receive new and improved pedestrian signals.

    With two federal City Safety Program grants, the city will install improved pedestrian countdown signals and push buttons that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. In 2015, the city will upgrade 29 of these intersections with a new adaptive traffic signal system, which will adapt to traffic conditions in real-time and move traffic more smoothly.

    Upgrade locations include intersections along 148th Avenue Northeast, Northup Way, 156th Avenue Northeast, Bel-Red Road and Northeast Eighth Street. Construction impacts at each site will be minimal, as display and button installation work will be done on the sidewalk.

    Work begins Monday, November 17, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Display and button installation should be completed in early 2015. Please obey officers and use caution when traveling through the work zone, especially if you are a bicyclist or pedestrian.

    Questions? Contact Kyle Potuzak, project manager, at 425-452-2027 or kpotuzak@bellevuewa.gov, or Clint Nelsen, construction inspector, at 425-452-6960 or cnelson@bellevuewa.gov.