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New Traffic Signal on NE 4th Street to be Activated Monday, May 13

May 8, 2013

For more information contact:

Gregg Zimmerman
, Public Works Administrator, 425-430-7311
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

Traffic Signal is at intersection of NE 4th Street and Whitman Court NE

RENTON: A newly installed traffic signal at the intersection of NE 4th Street and Whitman Court NE will be activated Monday, May 13, as part of Phase 1 of the City of Renton Transportation Division’s NE 3rd/4th Street Corridor Improvement Project.

Drivers should anticipate using this new traffic signal to make left turns out of the Safeway complex, and to make left turns from Whitman Court NE after leaving the post office. In addition, the city is asking for the public’s patience after the traffic signal is activated, as the signal timing may need to be adjusted to better serve the varied traffic volumes that occur.

Project improvements include the signalized intersection of NE 4th Street and Whitman Court NE and a westbound bicycle lane and sidewalk landscape strips. A King County Water District 90 water main was also replaced, and except for the high-voltage transmission power lines, all utilities (power, phone, cable, fiber) on the north side were relocated underground.

The project will improve safety and traffic operations at this intersection and the access to shopping and the post office. All access to the post office will now be off Whitman Court NE.

The City of Renton would like to thank the motoring public and adjacent business and property owners for their cooperation, support and patience during the project. The city also would like to thank our funding partner, the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB), who helped make this improvement project possible.

For more information please contact City Project Manager Keith R. Woolley at kwoolley@rentonwa.gov or call 425-430-7318.