Additional information — Traffic impacts/detours
Nov. 2, 2012 – Paving work
The contractor is paving the eastbound lane of N.E. Novelty Hill Road. There will be lane closures and travelers should expect delays.
Sept. 12 through 14, 2012 – Night work will require lane closures
In addition to the regularly scheduled work and the upcoming weekend closure, the contractor will be working nights September 12–14 on Union Hill Road and N.E. Novelty Hill Road. The Union Hill Road crew will be installing storm drainage west of the bridge. The N.E. Novelty Hill Road crew will be working on grading and shoulders. Expect lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sept. 12, 13, 14, 2012.
Sept. 14 through 17, 2012 – Upcopming weekend closures
The contractor is planning a weekend closure from Friday, September 14 at 9 p.m. to Monday, September 17 at 4 a.m. This closure will be at the intersection of Union Hill Road and 196th Ave. N.E, to allow the contractor to install the curb and gutter at the roundabout.
Another weekend closure is planned for Friday, September 21 at 9 p.m. to Monday, September 24 at 4 a.m. This closure will be at the intersection of Novelty Hill Road and 195th Ave. N.E, to allow the contractor to install the curb and gutter at the roundabout.
June 15 through 18, 2012 – Union Hill Road closure detour routes
There will be electronic message boards at both ends of Union Hill Road to advise motorists of the closure. There will also be flaggers posted on each leg of the intersection to help direct traffic for local access only.
Eastbound traffic on N.E. Union Hill Road will be detoured onto 185th Avenue N.E.. They will travel south to N.E. Redmond Fall City Road and will be directed to the left to 204th Place N.E./208th Avenue N.E..
Westbound traffic on N.E. Union Hill Road will be directed to go either left or right at the intersection of 208th Avenue N.E. to either N.E. Novelty Hill Road to the north or N.E. Redmond Fall City Road to the south.
Traffic on N.E. 95th Street/196th Avenue N.E. will be detoured at Perrigo Park. They will have to turn around at the park.
Traffic on 196th Avenue N.E. south of N.E. Union Hill Road will be directed to go south to N.E. Redmond Fall City Road and told to follow the detour.
May 17, 2012 – Upcoming Union Hill Road closure
The contractor has given a 30 day notice regarding a full road closure of Union Hill Road, begining Friday, June 15, at 9 p.m. through Monday, June 18, 4 a.m. There will be advanced notice signs up by June 1, 2012. The weekend closure will allow the contractor to fill and pave the roadway, and to shift traffic to the north half of Evan's Creek Bridge.
When the exact closure limits are known, a detour map and route description will be posted on this page.
There will be intermittent lane closures as needed for the life of the project. These lane closures may occur between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays. The location of the lane reductions will change depending on the needs of the work, and other variables like weather and permit windows.
Motorists in the area are likely to experience some closures or delays during construction of this project. The County will strive to schedule any closures for the least possible impact–for example, any closures of N.E. Novelty Hill Road and N.E. Union Hill Road will be limited to weekends and to only one of these roads at a time.
The County will work with the contractor to minimize traffic delays and service interruptions and to complete work as quickly as possible. The County will coordinate with the state and the City of Redmond on road closures and lane reductions to avoid conflicts between projects in the same area.
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Updated: April 11, 2013
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