Location: Redmond Way and Cleveland St from 160th Ave NE to Avondale Way
Project Phase: In Design
Estimated Timeline: Design 2013-2015, Construction 2016-2017
Contact: Lisa Singer, Project Manager, 425-556-2723
As part of Redmond’s vision for a more walkable urban downtown, Redmond Way and Cleveland St will be converted to two-way operations, consistent with the City’s Guiding Principles for the Downtown East/West Corridor. The Couplet Conversion project will make downtown easier to navigate and more connected whether you are driving, walking, biking or taking transit, making Downtown a more attractive destination and community gathering place.
The ultimate design for Redmond Way and Cleveland St will feature two-way travel lanes from 160th Ave NE to Avondale Way with street parking on both sides. Redmond Way will be designed to carry the majority of vehicular traffic as the main arterial for the downtown area and will have a center turn lane, while Cleveland St will be designated as Redmond’s “signature” main street.
The planning and design for the Couplet Conversion have begun and construction is anticipated to start in 2015. This project includes work at eleven intersections in downtown. The remainder of the improvements between intersections will be constructed as redevelopment occurs.
The City sequentially constructed new downtown roadway connections over the past several years as part of the staged implementation of the Downtown East/West Corridor Study (DEWCS). These include Bear Creek Parkway, 161st Ave NE, and 164th Ave NE. The Cleveland Streetscape project is the next step. The Couple Conversion project is the final phase, reinforcing downtown Redmond as an economically healthy, people-friendly place, enhanced by the movement of pedestrians, bikes, cars, and a diversity of businesses.