Northwest NEWS

April 16, 2001


Open House on 124th Ave. set for April 26

WOODINVILLE - Design for the 124th Avenue NE Road Improvement project is in its final stage and ready for community input.
   The project will widen 124th Avenue NE at the key intersections of NE 149th Street and NE 157th Street and add two-way left-turn-lanes allowing for better access in and out of residential neighborhoods and private driveways by adding left-turn lanes.
   The Public Works Department is hosting an open house for interested parties, residents and other stakeholders to view and comment on the design from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave NE.
   "This project has been on the City's radar screen for quite some time," notes Public Works Director Mick Monken.
   It has been identified in the city's annual Capital Improvement Plan for the past few years.
   Citizen input has been received at previous forums.
   In addition to left-turn lanes, the existing pedestrian path along the east side of 124th Ave. NE will be extended from NE 145th Pl. to the north side of NE 149th Street, and shoulders will be improved for increased pedestrian safety.
   Construction is expected to begin in late 2001 continuing into 2002.
   Project funding, $631,000, comes from Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) and a state grant for pedestrian safety.