Neighborhood Congestion Reduction

Congestion reduction projects ease traffic congestion within, near and between neighborhoods, making it easier for people to get to homes, jobs, schools and shopping. Approximately $2 million of levy funding supports the Neighborhood Congestion Reduction program annually. Project descriptions, project costs and levy funding are subject to change

Traffic Studies by Area

Prior to beginning the Neighborhood Congestion Reduction Program, in 2018, there were a limited number of projects that had been fully evaluated. Scoring criteria based on the level of congestion and safety considerations was developed to rank newly identified projects. The following intersection projects were selected for further analysis and design work has begun through consultant contracts:

Study Area 1:

  • 156th Ave SE at Lake Hills Blvd
  • 156th Ave SE at SE 16th St. 
  • 156th Ave SE at SE 24th St.

Preliminary findings and recommendations were presented at the
Study Update Meeting held on April 3, 2019 . Attendees reviewed display boards and spoke with staff and consultants.  The formal presentation provided visuals and background as to the how the public feedback heard at the Jan. 29 Open House helped to inform the preliminary findings and recommendations.

An Open House was held on Jan. 29, 2019 to gather feedback on how to improve traffic flow and safety at these three intersections.  Display boards presented at Open House. 

For questions or comments, contact Darek Jarzynski, project manager, at 425-452-4277. 

Study Area 2:

  • Lake Washington Blvd. at SE 60th Street

Study Area 3:
The Feb. 11 Open House has been rescheduled to Tues. March 26, 5:30-7:30p.m., Bellevue Botanical Garden. Thank to those who attended the March 26 Open House and spoke with city staff and consultants. Open House Display boards

  • 121st Ave SE at SE 8th Street
  • Lake Hills Connector at SE 8th Street
  • Richards Road at Lake Hills Connector

For questions or comments, contact Jun An, project manager, at 425-452-4230.

Study Areas 4 and 5:
Thank you to those who attended the Feb. 20 Open House. Display Boards presented at meeting.

  • Lakemont Blvd./Forest Dr. (Study Area 4)  
  • Lakemont Blvd at SE Newport Way (Study Area 5)   
  • Eastbound I-90 on ramp at SE Newport Way (Study Area 5) 

Study Area 6

  • 140th Ave. NE at NE 8th St.

Study Area 7

  • 148th Ave. SE at Lake Hills Blvd.

Study Area 8

  • 148th Ave. SE at Main Street
  • 148th Ave. SE at Kelsey Creek Shopping Center, south access driveway
  • Main St. at Kelsey Creek Shopping Center, east access driveway

Study Area 9

  • 148th Ave NE at NE 8th St.

150th Ave. SE at SE Newport Way

This project includes construction of a new southbound right turn lane on 150th Ave. SE at SE Newport Way. The new lane will include sidewalk from Newport Way down the west side of 150th Ave SE to the six homes along this section of the roadway. Construction will start in the spring 2019

150th Ave. SE at SE 37th St

Design plans were completed to the 60 percent level for multiple capacity improvements at this intersection. This project will compete for final design and construction funding with projects identified in the 2018 Traffic Studies.

Eastgate Transportation Study

City staff and consultant team are working with the Transportation Commission and the Eastgate community to identify near-term projects to address congestion in Eastgate. The study outcome will include preliminary design plans and cost estimates. 

NE 24th St. at 112th Ave. NE Traffic Signal

Design and construct a traffic signal at the intersection.

164th Ave. SE at Newport Way Mini Roundabout

Design and construct a mini-roundabout at the intersection. Project mailer (Aug. 2018).



Chris Long




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