Beginning June 1, 124th Avenue NE between Ichigo and Northup Ways will be closed in both directions to through traffic for approximately seven months to raise the roadway and replace the existing culvert. Work hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Some access to businesses will be maintained on 124th Avenue NE during the closure.
- For people walking, rolling and driving, access will be maintained via a detour on 120th Avenue NE, Northup Way and 127th Avenue NE (refer to the detour map).
- Parking will be prohibited through the work zone on 120th Avenue NE between NE Spring Boulevard and Northup Way from now through 2024. Follow all posted parking signs.
- Although 127th Avenue NE is considered a private road, motorists should avoid parking along this roadway due to increased construction activities.
- More information is available in the construction alert.
Improvements to this section of 124th Avenue Northeast, from Ichigo Way (formerly Northeast 18th Street) to Northup Way, will include raising the roadway and widening it to five lanes. Other upgrades: a multi-purpose pathway on the west side of 124th, between Northeast 16th Street and Ichigo Way only, and sidewalks on both sides of the roadway, separated from the street by landscape planters and construct a culvert that fish and wildlife can navigate (full project description and budget information).
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.
- Fall 2024: Anticipated construction completion
- March 2023: Construction begins
- October 2022: Construction contract awarded to Active Construction Inc.
- 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 $41.1 million is partially funded by a TIFIA loan. Approved 2021-2027 Capital Investment Program Budget Sheet.
- Construction alert (June 2023)
- Construction alert (March 2023)
- Electrical tower replacement/monopole installation construction alert (September 2020)
- Roadway cross-section diagram
- Urban design elements diagram