Location: Cleveland St from 161th Ave NE to 164th Ave NE
Project Phase: In Construction
Estimated Timeline: Construction 2014
Constructs the west half of Cleveland Street between 161th Avenue NE and 164th Avenue NE to develop a vibrant and flexible “main street”.
The Cleveland Streetscape project is on track to be completed around the end of 2014, with final work finishing in early 2015. The construction started in January 2014 and, as of the end of the September, the project will be two-thirds of the way complete. All of the utility work is complete; most of the illumination is finished; and the new traffic signal at Leary Way was turned on in August. Concrete work for the new roadway, parking areas and sidewalks is anticipated to be complete in early fall. The later fall schedule includes the installation of pavers, specialty lighting, benches, signs and landscaping.
The Cleveland Streetscape project enhances the developing community gathering place in the heart of downtown by widening sidewalks, improving the street to curbless, concrete, and preparing for eventual two-way street operation. The project is located in the heart of the historic downtown, between the future Downtown Park and the Redmond Central Connector Trail. Project features include signal improvements, sidewalks, on-street parking, street lighting, utilities, and landscaping.
Upon completion of the future Downtown Couplet Conversion project, both Redmond Way and Cleveland Street will be converted to two-way operations - anticipated early 2017. The Cleveland Streetscape and the Downtown Couplet Conversion projects are the final transportation stages in the implementation of the Downtown East/West Corridor Study (DEWCS), reinforcing downtown Redmond as an economically healthy, people-friendly place, enhanced by the movement of pedestrians, bikes, cars, and a diversity of businesses.