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Traffic routing plan during construction, 24x7 ​(click for larger image)

We are excited to see work nearing completion! We will keep you posted about any changes to the schedule. You can check for updates here on our website, or subscribe to our newsletter to get updates delivered to your inbox. You can also follow progress on the City of Bellevue's project website.


Official Endorsements: ................ 14

On-Line Petition Signers ............ 144

Sidewalk Committee Members ... 17

Almost Complete!

Construction was accelerated and is on track to be completed late November 2020.

We are a group of neighbors working together since 2012 to promote the construction of a safe sidewalk and bike lanes along a dangerous stretch of Newport Way that connects Tyee Middle School, Edgebrook Swimming Pool, the Community Center, the Library, Eastgate Park, Aldersgate Church and Day Care Center. More information can be found on the "About" page, and in a story in the Somerset Neighbors Magazine.

Connecting our schools, library, churches and community center


For a Safer Community

Here is an initial drawing of the cross-section of the new street with sidewalk and bike lanes

(click for larger image)

Read the story behind the project...

in the latest issue of Somerset Neighbors. It tells the complete story of the community effort initiated by a concerned neighbor back in 2005. Read it here.

Current Status

October, 2020: Construction has been accelerated during the COVID crisis and is progressing rapidly. The project will be substantially complete by late November 2020, ahead of the initial schedule. During this period, traffic is restricted to one way, westbound, from 150th Ave to Allen Road, with eastbound detours. Final paving and striping will be postponed until spring 2021 when the weather is drier.

After many years of work and community support, our project is about to be realized! We will remain an active group until the ribbon cutting of our new Newport Way Sidewalk that will link our communities together safely for generations to come. 

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