Location: 188th Ave. NE to the City of Redmond / King County border.
Current Project Activities: Construction on Union Hill Road will begin on Tuesday, 5/26/15 with underground stormwater pipe installation. One lane of eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained at all times, but traffic will be routed into the northerly lanes for construction in the southerly lanes. Construction will take place 7:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Traffic impacts will be significant and alternate routes are advised.
Project Phase: Construction
Estimated Timeline: Construction began in February 2015 and be completed by winter 2015.
Contact: Eric Dawson, 425-556-2723
Description: Union Hill Road Phase III will complete the gap between the previously completed City project to the west (approximately 188th Avenue NE) and the improvements constructed by King County's Novelty Hill Road project (see NE Novelty Hill Road / Union Hill Road for previous project details).
The project will include two travel lanes in each direction, a two-way left turn lane, and bike lanes and sidewalk on both sides of the road. These changes collectively improve mobility on NE Union Hill Road for vehicles and trucks to and from southeast Redmond.
In addition to improving mobility, this project will construct pedestrian and bike facilities to provide travel choices for residents and employees to walk and bike to and from adjacent parks and commercial areas.
This project also constructs two ponds to meet immediate stormwater needs. The regional ponds will provide flow control and water quality for the Union Hill Road Phase III improvements prior to discharging stormwater to Evans Creek.
Finally, an improved northeast Union Hill Road will improve traffic operations on other streets in the transportation network by allowing NE 76th Street to remain an internal collector street for traffic within southeast Redmond. Union Hill Road can also serve as an alternate route to Avondale Road for vehicles moving to Union Hill and Novelty Hill.
The Union Hill Road Phase III project is funded in part by a Transportation Improvement Board grant and two Department of Ecology grants.