Location: 188th Ave. NE to the City of Redmond / King County border, 188th Avenue NE, 192nd Avenue NE, and NE 84th Street
Current Project Activities: Construction on NE Union Hill Road is underway. 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 is estimated to be completed by winter 2015/2016.
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 design includes two travel lanes in each direction, a two-way left turn lane, and bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the road. Collectively these changes improve mobility on NE Union Hill Road for vehicles and trucks traveling to and from southeast Redmond. The new sidewalks and bike lanes will provide safer travel for residents and employees walking and biking to and from adjacent parks and commercial areas.
An improved NE 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. NE Union Hill Road can also serve as an alternate route to Avondale Road for vehicles moving to and from Union Hill and Novelty Hill.
This project also includes construction of two ponds to meet immediate stormwater needs. These regional ponds will provide flow control and water quality for the Union Hill Road Phase III improvements prior to discharging stormwater to Evans Creek.
The Union Hill Road Phase III project is funded in part by a Transportation Improvement Board grant and two Department of Ecology grants.