Duvall Avenue N.E. (SR 900 to North City Limits) – 2009-2014 TIP #3
Project Manager - Rob Lochmiller, 425-430-7303
Description - To address increased traffic on this roadway, this project widened Duvall Ave N.E. to five lanes (including a two-way left-turn lane in the middle) from the Sunset (SR 900)/Duvall Ave N.E. intersection to the north City Limits at N.E. 23rd Street, constructed curb, gutter, sidewalks and bicycle lanes on both sides of Duvall Ave N.E., converted overhead power lines to underground and included safety features at specific locations.
A map showing project limits is below. Click on the image to view at a larger size.
This project was done in conjunction with improvements within the King County portion of the road and will complement the City of Newcastle's Coal Creek Parkway Widening project to the north. Information about Newcastle's Coal Creek Parkway Widening project phases 2 and 3 can be found on their project web page
Schedule - In order to limit the construction duration to about one year, the City Council approved Duvall Avenue N.E./Coal Creek Parkway be closed to through traffic between Sunset and S.E. 95th Way beginning in 2008 and lasted approximately twelve months. On December 10, 2007, the City Council passed Resolution 3922
supporting the one-year construction closure of Duvall Avenue N.E.
The detour for traffic was via N.E. Sunset Boulevard (SR 900) and I 405.
Construction started in June of 2008. Duvall Avenue N.E. was re-opened in July 2009.
Project budget - $8.5 million programmed into the TIP. The City received a TIB grant in partnership with King County; the City of Newcastle also received a TIB grant for their section of Coal Creek Parkway. The City of Renton's grant award is $3,095,640. The City is managing King County's project separately.
The completed project looks like the artist rendering below. Click on the image to view at a larger size.