SR-202, SR-520 to Sahalee Way,
More than 27,000 vehicles commute daily between downtown Redmond and the Sammamish Plateau using state Route 202. Every day, congestion and merging traffic puts commuters at risk of an accident.
The state Department of Transportation, working with Tri State Construction, is widening 3 miles of Route 202 from state Route 520 in Redmond to Sahalee Way in rural King County.
Stage 2 involves widening. Two new lanes, retaining walls, noise walls, bicycle lanes and sidewalks will be constructed between this stretch of roadway. Bridges at 196th Avenue Northeast and at Evans Creek will be replaced. Crews will also raise the roadway 14 feet to accommodate a landslide.
The additional lanes will provide for decreased congestion, which will improve sight distance and lighting. There will also be new left-turn lanes, upgraded signs, improved medians, and new sidewalks and bicycle lanes.
This portion of the project is projected to be finished in four years.
Address: MP 7.77-10.44, state Route 202, Redmond area
Cost: $40.79 million (award amount)
Type of contract: Hard bid
Start of construction: February 2006
Expected completion date: Fall 2009
Tri State Construction,
Owner: Washington State Department of Transportation
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Jeff Johnson Excavating
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