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King County Road Services - Capital Improvement Program

Northeast Novelty Hill Road

>> June 25, 2013 - New county road open in Novelty Hill area - see the slideshow!

>> See the traffic camera for the project on our Traffic impacts/detours page.

>> See anticipated weekly construction activities on our Bulletins page.

Project No.:  1026730
Project limits:  Redmond C/L to 244th Ave NE
Project type:  Capacity
Thomas Bros. Map No.:  537E2

Project description

The N.E. Novelty Hill Road project is to design and construct the first phase of a two phase plan. The first phase includes road improvements to Union Hill Road in the vicinity of 196th Ave N.E, 196th/195th Ave. N.E. from Union Hill Road N.E. to Novelty Hill Road, and Novelty Hill Road at 196th Ave N.E. Work will include the replacement of the Evans Creek Bridge, construction of two roundabouts on 196th Ave N.E. at Novelty Hill Road and N.E. Union Hill Road, a wildlife crossing at 195th Ave. N.E.

Why is King County doing this project?

This project will provide the first phase of connection from the Redmond Ridge and Trilogy urban planned developments to Redmond and SR 520. There are several high accident locations along this roadway that this project will address.

Project management phase:  Construction completed.

Status as of December 17, 2014

Substantial completion was issued on January 9 , 2014. The contractor is working on the remaining punchlist items. Project documentation is being finalized prior to declaring Physical completion.

Environmental information

The proposed project provides opportunities to improve degraded stream, wetland, and wildlife habitat conditions. Stream, wetland, and wildlife habitat would be improved through restoring fish passage in Stensland Creek - a tributary to Bear Creek; replacing culverts with fish-passable culverts in streams throughout the project area, improving stream habitat, creating/enhancing wetlands, and constructing road crossings to accommodate passage of small and large wildlife species.

See also

King County Comprehensive Plan
My Commute
Online bus Trip Planner
Title VI information
Transportation Needs Report

How does the CIP work?

The Road Services Division Capital Improvement Program (CIP) contains all design and construction and studies for improvements on roads, bridges or transportation facilities in the unincorporated areas of King County. We have a glossary to help explain our terms and jargon.

Budget and Funding

Vicinity map

Vacinity map

Project supervisor

Norton Posey