When is this road going to open?
(Updated on Oct 20, 2014)
Residents in North Redmond have been inquiring about the status of 172 Ave NE, and when it might be open to through traffic.
Currently 172 Ave NE remains closed, with a gate at approximately NE 124 Street (Redmond City limits), but is accessible to emergency response vehicles as well as pedestrians and bicyclists.
172 Ave NE will open to general vehicular traffic when the following conditions are met:
- The intersection of 162 Place NE and NE 124 Street meets warrants for a traffic signal, which will happen when enough residential units are built and occupied in North Redmond to generate sufficient traffic volumes.
- Funding is identified for a traffic signal and left turn lanes at 162 Place NE and NE 124 Street and the project is constructed.
- Traffic calming is completed on the corridor between NE 111 Street and NE 128 Street, including a roundabout at NE 116 Street and 172 Ave NE. Proposed traffic calming will be coordinated with area residents and King County.
A postcard mailed in September 2011 to residents in the project area explains the necessary steps to put traffic control and traffic calming devices in place before 172 Avenue NE opens to through traffic.