Construction & Traffic Info

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


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

We are a group of neighbors working together 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.

Connecting our schools, library, churches and community center

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.  Please join our group and support our priority of Newport Way sidewalks - for a safer community.

If you'd like to receive occasional e-mail updates on this project, drop a note to newportwaysidewalk@gmail.com and we'll add you to the list. Otherwise, check back here periodically for the latest.

To show your appreciation and continued support, it would be helpful to send a thank-you message to the City Council at council@bellevuewa.gov.

Stats

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

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

Sidewalk Committee Members ... 17


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For a Safer Community

Current Status

Update April 4, 2020: Construction is scheduled to begin early April 2020, and continue through late November. During this construction period, traffic traveling on Newport Way from 150th Ave to Allen Road will be one way westbound, with eastbound detours along Allen Road and Somerset Blvd (see map below). This traffic revision will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during construction. This will allow the project to be completed several months earlier than the previous estimate.

The project will be substantially complete by late November 2020, but final paving and striping will be postponed until spring 2021 when the weather is drier.​

More Project Info

We are excited to see work beginning and 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.

Schedule improved!

Construction begins early April, completing by November 2020. See "Current Status" for details.