Northwest NEWS

October 8, 2001


Open house planned for Novelty Hill Road

The King County Department of Transportation will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Evergreen Junior High School to present an update on the Novelty Hill Road Project.
   The meeting will offer the public an opportunity to learn about the project, discuss the expanded project study area, review new traffic projections, and learn about new alignment alternatives.
   The goal of the project is to improve Northeast Novelty Hill Road east of Avondale Road Northeast so that it can handle both current traffic demands and future anticipated traffic volumes.
   King County Road Services is considering several alternatives including a three-lane design, a five-lane plan, and a no-build option. Other proposed improvements include storm detention facilities, safety features for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians, retaining walls, and landscaping. Transit alternatives are also being explored.
   Evergreen Junior High School is located at 6900 208th Ave. N.E. in Redmond
   For more information, contact Barbara de Michele at (206) 263-3792.