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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.

We are looking forward to a grand opening celebration in 2021 after the finishing touches are completed and COVID is behind us!

Almost Complete!

Construction was accelerated during COVID and is mostly complete. Work will continue through the winter and conclude in Spring 2021.

Connecting our schools, library, churches and community center


For a Safer Community

Current Status

December, 2020: Newport Way between Tyee and 150th is now open to traffic in both directions and construction activity has reduced considerably. The biggest and most challenging aspects are complete, such as the drainage, road bed, and retaining walls. The sidewalks are framed and ready for concrete pouring. Construction will continue during the winter with a smaller crew and less traffic disruption. Some of the sidewalk concrete will be poured during the winter, then the remaining concrete, paving and striping will be done in the spring when the weather is drier.

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

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Read the story behind the project

... in the Oct 2020 issue of Somerset Neighbors. It tells the complete story of the community effort initiated by a concerned neighbor back in 2005. Read it here.

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.

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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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