Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue sidewalk improvement project construction to begin Oct. 3

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On Oct. 3 construction will begin on Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue, between Northeast 99th Street and Northeast 117th Street, to construct and repair sidewalks on both sides of the road. Construction is scheduled to be complete by late February 2023. Impacts to local access traffic and brief delays are possible during construction. Flaggers and signage will direct travelers through the construction area.

Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue is a two-lane urban arterial roadway traveled by up to 800 vehicles per hour. High vehicle speeds and inadequate sidewalks create hazardous conditions for the many pedestrians and bicyclists traveling the corridor to access several transit routes/facilities and schools. In sections without sidewalks, pedestrians must walk on the narrow roadway shoulder or navigate rough, uneven terrain. This creates additional barriers to safe travel for people with disabilities.

This project will:

  • Construct sidewalk segments in areas without sidewalks, repair damaged sidewalk segments and install curb ramps meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, creating a continuous sidewalk network along Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue from Northeast 99th Street to Northeast 117th Street.
  • Restripe shoulders and add signage and symbols to create designated bike lanes on both sides of the road.
  • Move the existing mid-block crosswalk at Sacajawea Elementary School south to the intersection of Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue and Northeast 112th Street.

This project is supported by county, state and federal funding sources, including the county road fund, county traffic impact fees, a grant from the state’s Transportation Improvement Board – Sidewalk Program and a grant from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program (Urban Large). Advanced Excavating Specialists, LLC is the contractor for this project.

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Kaley McLachlan-Burton, Community Engagement and Inclusion manager, Public Works,