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.

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.


Current Status

Update June 25, 2019: The project design is complete, but construction has been delayed a few months due to complications. Here is the City's current schedule for the sidewalk and bike lane construction:

  • The project is currently in the Property Acquisition phase with half of all property rights acquired, to date.
  • Advertisement for construction bids: September 2019.
  • Construction completion: Winter 2020


​You may have noticed Puget Sound Energy crews at work along SE Newport Way. They are installing utility poles on the north side of Newport Way in order to make way for the Newport Way sidewalk and bikeway improvements.

Initial work includes clearing and grading of trees and shrubs throughout the corridor and then the construction of Retaining Walls on the south side of Newport Way. Once the retaining walls are in, there will be more space to work on the multi-use path planned for the north side of Newport Way. The narrowness of the roadway will make routing pedestrians difficult during construction. The City is working on ways to allow limited pedestrian usage during construction.

Connecting our schools, library, churches and community center

Support


For a Safer Community

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


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More Info

Stats

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

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

Sidewalk Committee Members ... 17


Project is Underway!

The design for the sidewalk and bike lanes is nearing completion. Preliminary construction work has begun. See "Current Status" for details.

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Our project is not yet over. It will likely span many years and require continued community support and presence to make sure our sidewalk remains a priority in the City Budget. 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.