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Intersection Improvements Begin at NE 4th Street/Whitman Court NE in Renton

September 11, 2012

For more information contact:

Gregg Zimmerman,
Public Works Administrator, 425-430-7394
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

RENTON: Construction has begun on a new traffic signal on NE 4th Street at Whitman Court NE, the location of the U.S. Post Office and the main Safeway driveway. In addition to installation of a new signal, the project will include a westbound bicycle lane, landscape strips, new sidewalk, and decorative illumination.

The project will improve safety and traffic operations at this intersection and the busy access to shopping and the post office. Combined with this project is also the replacement of a King County Water District #90 water main under NE 4th Street.

The public should be prepared that the lanes of NE 4th Street will be shifted over. By shifting the lanes, the contractor will be able to keep all lanes of NE 4th Street open, except for occasional off-peak closures for maneuvering of equipment or lateral utility trenches.

Drivers should expect some delays and lower vehicular speeds through the work zone, even with all lanes open. Attentiveness of the public driving through the work zone is appreciated, for their safety and the safety of the workers. Visit rentonwa.gov for additional project information.