166th Ave NE Safety Improvements


May 22nd 2014 Construction Preview

The City of Redmond will host a Construction Preview for the 166th Ave NE Safety Improvements Project on Thursday May 22nd 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Redmond City Hall (15670 NE 85th Street).

Check the link to the postcard invite for more information.

Go to the Construction Preview page to learn about what can be seen at this meeting. 

Project Background

166 meeting sign
166th Avenue NE is a major corridor between Education Hill and Downtown Redmond.  It also provides neighborhood access to Education Hill schools and churches.  To accommodate all modes of transportation and address known safety concerns, Redmond’s Comprehensive and Transportation Master plans call for the conversion of 166 Avenue from four lanes to three.  Rechannelizing 166th Avenue NE between NE 85th and NE 100th Street will complete the conversion of the corridor.

While a conversion is the direction for 166th Avenue NE, questions still remain regarding appropriate engineering treatments for specific spots.  Key intersections include 166 Avenue NE at NE 85 Street, at NE 95 Street, and at NE 100 Street.  Safety issues that require consideration include delay to side street vehicles accessing 166 Avenue NE, sight distance deficiencies, a truck climbing lane, collisions, traffic speeds and volumes, and pedestrian crossings.

For more information about the project on 166 Avenue NE, contact Lei Wu, Project Manager at lwu@redmond.gov or at 425.556.2749.