Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Redmond Way - Cleveland Street 2-way conversion begins June

Redmond, WA – The major construction project to upgrade utilities and convert both Redmond Way and Cleveland Street to two-way travel begins this month. The project is located on Redmond Way and Cleveland St from 160th Avenue NE to Avondale Way. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, which is when the lanes will convert to two-way travel on both streets. 

Throughout June, the initial start-up of the project will include activities such as installing signage and traffic control devices, staging of construction trailers, and demolition of some project elements. In July, travelers through Downtown Redmond will notice more impacts from construction such as pedestrian sidewalk closures and detours, partial lane closures, and traffic control measures as work begins on eleven intersections. The typical construction schedule will be 7 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday, but there will be occasional night and weekend work. 

In addition to the City’s Two-way Street Conversion construction project, several Downtown private development projects will also begin this summer. The Two-way Street Conversion project team is working closely with the construction teams from the private developments in Downtown Redmond to coordinate the work, impacts, and communication with the community. 

Converting both Redmond Way and Cleveland Street to two-way travel will create more access to our Downtown businesses and make Downtown easier to navigate and more connected whether you’re driving, walking, biking, or taking transit. While there will be some inconveniences, people who live, work, and visit Redmond are encouraged to continue patronizing downtown businesses throughout construction. More information about Downtown projects can be found at www.Redmond.gov/Downtown

For questions or more information contact Jill Smith, Economic Development Manager, at jesmith@redmond.gov or 425-556-2448. 

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