166th Ave NE Rechannelization

166 meeting signConcern for safety on 166 Avenue NE is the focus of a public meeting scheduled for Mon Oct 28, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM in the auditorium of the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center at 16600 NE 80 Street.  Meeting participants will be asked to comment on improvements planned between NE 85 and NE 100 Street.  City staff will be listening for concerns previously unreported by area drivers.  All public comments will be considered in the final design going to the City Council in December.

166 Avenue NE is a major corridor between Education Hill and Downtown Redmond.  It also provides neighborhood access to Education Hill schools and churches.  To accommodate all modes of transportation and address known safety concerns, Redmond’s Comprehensive and Transportation Master plans call for the conversion of 166 Avenue from four lanes to three.  Rechannelizing 166 Avenue NE between NE 85 and NE 100 Street will complete the conversion of the corridor.

166While a conversion is the direction for 166 Avenue NE, questions still remain regarding appropriate engineering treatments for specific spots.  Key intersections include 166 Avenue NE at NE 85 Street, at NE 95 Street, and at NE 100 Street.  Safety issues that require consideration include delay to side street vehicles accessing 166 Avenue NE, sight distance deficiencies, a truck climbing lane, collisions, traffic speeds and volumes, and pedestrian crossings.

Following a brief presentation at 5:30, meeting participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share concerns.  City staff and project consultants will be available for the remainder of the meeting so participants can view and provide written comments on planned improvements.  Meeting materials shown on October 28 will be posted to this page within two days following this meeting.

For more information about the project on 166 Avenue NE, or about the public meeting, contact Lei Wu, Project Manager at lwu@redmond.gov or at 425.556.2749.