Northwest NEWS

May 17, 1999

Local News

Construction begins on Tolt Pipeline bridge

   King County will begin construction this week on a new pedestrian bridge aimed at improving safety for users of the King County Park System's Tolt Pipeline Trail. The new bridge will carry trail users over 155th Avenue Northeast near Woodinville.

   The new bridge will increase safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians by separating them from vehicular traffic. Trail users currently must cross 155th Avenue Northeast.

   The new bridge will be 12 feet wide and 200 feet long, and will be accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. The bridge is being constructed for the King County Park System by the King County Department of Construction and Facility Management.

   Construction on this project will impact vehicular traffic along 155th Avenue NE on several occasions. Drilling for support beams will require the closure of 155th Ave. NE between 156th Place NE and Northeast 153rd Street from Monday, June 7, through Friday, June 11. Erection of the girders will require the closure of 155th Avenue Northeast between 156th Place Northeast and Northeast 153rd Street from Tuesday, September 7 through Saturday, September 11. One-day closures of 155th Ave. NE between 156th Place NE and NE 53rd St. will occur on July 6, July 19 and August 6 for concrete pouring.

   These closure dates could change depending on construction operations. Detour routes will be posted. Construction on this project is expected to be completed in fall of 1999.