Current Status

April 2021: The Newport Way sidewalk and bike lanes between Tyee and 150th are mostly complete, and the road has been open to traffic in both directions since Fall 2020. The biggest and most challenging aspects such as the drainage, road bed, and retaining walls are all in place. The sidewalks are framed and ready for concrete pouring. The project is currently suspended until conditions are favorable for paving the roadway, which is expected to be late May or early June. Next, the sidewalk concrete will be poured, then striping and finishing details will completed by August.

We are excited to see work nearing completion, and looking forward to a grand opening celebration when the project is complete and COVID is behind us!

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.

Almost Complete!

Construction was accelerated during COVID and is mostly complete. Construction will resume this summer and should be complete by August 2021.

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

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

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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.