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More on I-1631; Autonomous Vehicle Work Group; East King Chambers Coalition Draft Position Papers

Posted By Chris Johnson, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

More on I-1631

After rigorous review of the facts and discussion, at both Executive Committee and Board levels, the Chamber has announced it will not support Initiative 1631, imposing a new carbon fee. While the Chamber supports the goal of Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction, we believe this can better be accomplished through incentives, rather than a new fee or additional regulations.

Read our news release on Initiative 1631 here

In performing due diligence on this ballot measure, Chamber members gave great weight to the following policy points.

  • The Chamber previously considered, but ultimately opposed, Initiative 732 in 2016, a carbon tax proposal which was ultimately rejected by the voters.
  • While I-732 would have imposed a carbon tax of $25 per ton, beginning in 2018, with a 3.5% annual escalator, it also included a hard cap of $100. I-1631 proposes an initial fee of $15 per ton beginning in 2020 and it contains an escalator of $2 per ton plus inflation, with a price freeze at $40 per ton (constant dollars) in 2035, only if the state’s statutory carbon emissions goals are reached.
  • To offset the impact of the carbon tax, I-732 would have eliminated the B&O tax on manufacturing and provided a 1% reduction in the sales tax. I-1631 contains no similar across-the-board tax relief for business.
  • The I-631 campaign claims to go after the most egregious corporate polluters but exempts so-called Energy Intensive Trade Exposed Businesses (EITE’s) in 23 categories. Examples of the latter include coal-fired power plants, pulp and paper mills and chemical manufacturers.
  • Revenue collected under I-1631 would be allocated by a multi-tiered and non-elected board, without direct representation by legislators, small business owners or taxpayers.
  • Oil refiners are not exempt, however, and the direct impact upon consumers is estimated to be 15 cents per gallon, beginning in 2019, rising to 40 cents per gallon by 2029 (Source: Everett Herald).
  • If the Chamber wishes to have a direct impact upon carbon reduction, we can work directly with the Legislature and state Department of Ecology, regarding implementation of the US v. Volkswagen settlement, support continued electrification of the transportation sector and increased support for the multi-modal fund in the 2019-2021 biennial transportation budget.

Regardless as to the outcome of the vote on I-1631, the Bellevue Chamber will remain engaged with other business organizations and our elected officials to achieve measurable carbon reduction over the near and long term.


Autonomous Vehicle Work Group

While the operation of fully autonomous vehicles on local arterials may be years away, we believe the time is now for Bellevue to lead the in the development and testing of disruptive transportation technologies.

Chamber Chair-elect John Milbrath and Director of Government Relations Chris Johnson, along with City of Bellevue Transportation Partnership Manager Steve Marshall and ACES Eastside Project Manager Bruce Agnew all participate in the WA State Autonomous Vehicle Work Group.

To next meeting of the A/V Work Group Executive Committee is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th; find additional information here.


East King Chambers Coalition Draft Position Papers

As part of an annual tradition, the members of the East King County Chambers of Commerce Legislative are in the process of reviewing proposed 2019 policy positions. The following draft position papers have received updates:

  • Economic Development
  • PreK-12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Growth Management

Come to Chamber Public Affairs on Thursday, October 11th at Noon for a discussion; your input will be considered by our Executive Committee and Board of Directors this month. Final versions of these papers will be adopted in November by all nine Coalition member chambers.

 

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September Economic Forecast; ST Construction in Overlake; Nightly Closures in Bel-Red

Posted By Chris Johnson, Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2018

September Economic Forecast Update

Heading into the fourth quarter of the 2018 calendar year, here’s what the state Economic Forecast and Revenue Council has to say about the overall health of our economy.

At the national level, GDP saw a slight uptick from 4.1 to 4.2% during the second quarter, followed by a net increase in 201,000 jobs during the month of August. New unemployment filings dropped by 204,000 in the week ending September 8th, the lowest since 1969.

Here in Washington, employment growth was stronger than expected, with 6,000 more jobs being generated, taking into account seasonal fluctuations, than was expected than in the June forecast. Similarly, General Fund State revenue grew 4.8% during August – September than projected.

Read the numbers and check out the graphs at the Revenue and Economic Forecast Council webpage.

Temporary Road Closure in Overlake Area

Sound Transit contractors will temporarily close the intersection of 148th and SR 520, on the evening of Wednesday, September 19th and Thursday the 20th, 11 PM through 5 AM, ending on Friday morning, September 21st.

Nightly Closures in Bel-Red

Beginning Monday, September 24th, be prepared for nightly intersection and roadway work in the Bel-Red Area, in preparation for East Link operations between the Spring District and Bel-Red/130th Stations. Expect closure of 136th Place NW between Spring Blvd and Northeast 20th Street, as well as a detour at the intersection of NE 20th and 136th Place.

Work will occur overnight between 8 PM and 6 AM, and should be complete by Friday, September 28th. For additional information, visit the East Link project webpage.

Catch up on other East Link-related closures at the project webpage.

 

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Back to School Safety; Neighborhood Leadership Gathering; Bellevue Network on Aging

Posted By Chris Johnson, Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Back to School Safety

With K-12 students returning to the classroom last week, now is always a good time to be extra careful while driving in school zones!

When yellow lights are flashing, that means the speed limit is reduced to 20 MPH. Just as important, when you see flashing red lights or a school bus with a stop sign deployed, do not attempt to pass and bring your vehicle to complete stop.

And for the first time in close to 50 years, there is a completely new elementary school in town. Please slow down and watch for pedestrians, as you approach the new Wilburton Elementary at the corner of NE 1st and 124th NE, near the Bellevue Botanical Garden and Wilburton Hill Park.

Be sure your own children know the rules of the road and if you would like to learn more about how you can help reduce congestion around school zones, take a look at the Bellevue School Pool program, now in its third year.

Enjoy the September sunshine and be careful in school zones!

Neighborhood Leadership Gathering

Twice a year, neighborhood leaders from across the city gather to exchange information and ideas and learn how services are delivered. The next gathering is just around the corner and the focus will be on all things relating to Bellevue Public Utilities. Unlike other city departments, Utilities is operated as an enterprise fund, meaning all its operating and capital costs must be covered by ratepayers.

Here’s your chance to become an expert on surface water management and storm water retention, sewer collection and treatment, as well as recycling and conservation. You’ll also learn about how Bellevue Utilities plans for future capital needs and just maybe, information about the new smart meter system, scheduled to come online in 2019.

Mark your calendar for the Neighborhood Leadership Gathering on Thursday, Sept. 13, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Bellevue Service Center, 2901 115th Ave. NE. Learn more or register here.

Bellevue Network on Aging

According to AARP, 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day and as they age, are likely to increase as a share of Bellevue’s population. The City is seeking two new members for the Bellevue Network on Aging, which serves the needs of seniors who choose to age in place in our community. The mission of the group is to advise the Department of Parks and Community Services, which delivers all Aging Services programming.

Learn more or apply online by September 28th.

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More on statewide ballot measures; Q4 Advocacy Program; 124th NE Bike facilities survey

Posted By Chris Johnson, Tuesday, August 21, 2018

More on statewide ballot measures

Initiative 1634 – Keep Groceries Affordable Act (Taxation of Groceries)

Last year, the Seattle City Council voted to impose a sweetened beverage tax of $1.75 per ounce, effective January 1, 2018. The effects were felt immediately by large and small grocers alike, with a 35-cent additional tax on a 20-ounce bottle of soda with sweetener, or $1.75 on a 2-liter bottle. 

Initiative 1634 would amend state law to prevent enaction of any additional taxes on grocery items, defined as raw or processed foods, including sweetened beverages, at the local level. Seattle’s existing ordinance would not be affected.

The Bellevue Chamber believes imposing taxes on the grocery cart at the local level, is neither a fair nor reliable way to fund core government programs. We join grocers, food producers and unions representing those who work in these industries, in supporting I-1634, ‘Yes to affordable groceries.”

Initiative 1631Protect Washington Act (Carbon Emissions Fee)

In 2016, Initiative 732 – Create Carbon Emission Tax, was rejected by a vote 59 – 41%. This measure would have implemented a tax of $25 per metric ton in 2018, followed by an escalator of 3.5 % plus inflation, with a cap of $100. At the same time, to reduce costs to businesses and individuals, I-732 proposed reductions in B&O taxes and sales tax relief for low income households.

Initiative 1631 proposes a fee of $15 per metric ton, escalating annually by $2 plus inflation, with a cap in 2035 if state greenhouse gas reduction targets are met. While the ballot title claims the measure will reduce pollution in part by “imposing a fee on large emitters based on their pollution,” so-called Energy Intensive Trade Industries are exempt.

Firms and individuals which are not exempt, however, are projected to see a 14 cent per gallon increase in motor vehicle fuel costs in 2020 and that is just for starters. Unlike I-732, this ballot measure makes no attempt to be revenue neutral and offers no tax offsets. Moreover, I-1631 creates a new, unelected board to dispense fee revenue as follows:

  • ·         70 percent to the clean air and clean energy account;
  • ·         25 percent to the clean water and healthy forests account;
  • ·         5 percent to the healthy communities account.

The Bellevue Chamber strongly supports transition to a clean energy economy and is already leading the way in advocating electrification of the transportation sector. However, we cannot support a punitive carbon fee that will land primarily on small businesses and individuals without an EITE exemption.

Let’s put this measure down and go back to the drawing board in Olympia, proposing new alternative fuel vehicle tax incentives, electrification of public sector transportation fleets and real commute trip reduction options for employers. The Bellevue Chamber joins with the Association of Washington Business in recommending a NO vote on Initiative 1631.

Q4 Advocacy Program

While September is often the “real” summer in Seattle, your Chamber advocacy initiatives will be up and running. Here are a few examples of issues we’ll take on during the Fourth Quarter of 2019.

New Business – Q4 Advocacy Work Program

1.       Housing Affordability Project – Status report and further direction regarding prioritization (September – November).

2.       I-405 Bus Rapid Transit – Presentation in committee or before Bellevue Chamber Board of Directors (September - October).

3.       SeaTac Airport Sustainable Airport Master Plan – Presentation in committee or before Board (September).

4.       Review and make recommendations regarding proposed Bellevue 2019-20 operating budget, 2019-25 CIP and 2019-2030 TFP (September – November).

5.       Review, refine and adopt East King Chambers Coalition 2019 Legislative Agenda (September – November).

6.       Review and refine disruptive transportation technologies initiatives (ongoing).
7.       Review and recommend strategies for funding and implementation of I-405 Master Plan, both current and future phases (ongoing).

See something missing or want to get involved? Contact Chris Johnson at cjohnson@bellevuechamber.org

124th NE Bike facilities survey

The City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Implementation Plan, as adopted in 2009, proposed over 400 different projects to create a network of safe, non-motorized transportation facilities. Earlier this year, the Bike Rapid Implementation Program identified a Priority Bicycle Corridor network, including gaps in existing facilities.

Now the City is proposing interim changes to improve bicycling conditions on 124th Avenue Northeast, between NE 8th and NE 12th. Take a look at design concepts and take a survey here.

In the meantime, we’ll be monitoring the Downtown Demonstration Bikeway and Bellevue’s bike share pilot program, and will let you know when these projects go into the evaluation phase. If you would like either of these items to be added to the Chamber’s Q4 advocacy program, contact Chris Johnson at cjohnson@bellevuechamber.org

 

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City Budget Principles; NE 8th Partial Closure; Enviro Services Commission and Diversity Advisory Network Openings

Posted By Chris Johnson, Tuesday, August 7, 2018

City Budget Principles

The City of Bellevue is preparing an operating budget for the 2019 biennium and a Capital Improvement Program for 2019-25. A public hearing was held on August 6th and staff representatives from the Bellevue Chamber and Bellevue Downtown Association were on hand to offer a business perspective.

The single most important factor which emerged from our joint budget task force review, was the forecast of City expenditures outpacing revenues by 2021, dipping into the City’s historical 15% ending fund balance.

Consequently, we offer the following recommendations:

  • Take steps to control operating costs in the coming biennium;
  • Preserve existing levels of service for current adopted programs;
  • Maintain existing sources and levels of taxation for general government;
  • Preserve the 15% Ending Fund Balance to ensure adequate reserves;

Align revenues with adopted Council and business community priorities such as staffing Fire Station Ten and addressing the unfunded Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters pension liability.

Stay tuned for another public hearing in November; In the meantime, we’ll be back with more detailed comments in writing next month.

 

NE 8th Partial Closure

As previously noted on this page, work to replace the Kelsey Creek Culvert under NE 8th Street is underway to improve fish passage and the long-term physical integrity of this busy major arterial.

A partial roadway closure between 132nd NE and 134th NE is planned for August 15th – 31st. Get additional details and review a map on the City’s website.

 

Environmental Services Commission and Diversity Advisory Network Openings

As we enjoy summer sunshine on the Eastside, we know that autumn is just around the corner and with it, new opportunities for civic engagement. Consider stepping up your presence in our community by applying for an opening on the City Environmental Services Commission through August 24th or the Diversity Advisory Network through August 20th. Business owners and operators possess valuable community-building skills, so follow your passion and sign up today.

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Homeless Shelter Good Neighbor Agreement; BAM Arts Fair – How to Get There; Youth Link Board Opening

Posted By Chris Johnson, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Homeless Shelter Good Neighbor Agreement

The homeless shelter land use code amendment (LUCA) as adopted by Council on July 16th, includes provisions relating to a so-called Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) and Committee. The GNA process is designed to foster communication between the shelter operator and residents of the surrounding neighborhood.

Here’s a summary of who will participate:

  • Up to eight residents who reside within one mile of the shelter;
  • Up to two residents of the city at-large to represent citywide interests;
  • Up to one parent or guardian to represent the K-12 student perspective;
  • Up to three representatives from businesses located within one mile;
  • One shelter operator representative;
  • One shelter services provider representative;
  • One shelter funding organization representative;
  • Up to one human services organization representative.

For more information, see the City’s news release or read Ordinance 6419.

BAM Arts Fair – How to Get There

Long-time Bellevue residents will tell you it has only rained once on Arts Fair Weekend over the last forty years. Regardless, you’ll want to plan how to get in and out of Downtown Bellevue and where to park. Be aware of the following partial closures, Thursday – Sunday:

  • 100th Avenue NE SB, NE 10th to NE 8th, 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM;
  • 100th Avenue NE NB, NE 4th to NE 8th, Thursday, 7 AM – 3 PM and Sunday, 5-10 PM;
  • NE 10th WB, 106th & 108th avenues Thursday, 5-10 PM and Sunday, 5-10 PM;
  • 106th NE in both directions, NE 4th to NE 6th, 6 PM Thursday until 10 PM, Sunday;
  • NE 6th will in both directions, Bellevue Way to 106th NE, 6 PM, Thursday until 10 PM Sunday;
  • 102nd NE in both directions, NE 8th to NE 10th, 7 AM, Friday until 10 PM Sunday.

Parking will be available on the upper floors of the Bellevue Square garage; see BAM ARTS Fair map and driving directions here. Alternatively, skip the hassle and travel via Metro or Sound Transit.

Youth Link Board Opening

For nearly thirty years, Youth Link has been developing young leaders in our community. Now is your chance to support this partnership between the City of Bellevue Parks Department and Bellevue Public Schools, by joining the Youth Link Board.

The Board is split between adult and youth volunteers and meets once to a month to oversee implementation and funding of Youth Link’s action agenda. Examples of past projects include the Bellevue Skate Park, Youth Council and Youth Court.

Learn more or apply by August 3rd here.

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Transportation Facilities Plan; Bellevue Traffic Alerts; Sound Transit Construction Update

Posted By Chris Johnson, Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Transportation Facilities Plan

As the City continues to grow, so does its need for additional transportation facilities. However, before a project can be funded in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), it must first be designated a priority in the 12-year Transportation Facilities Plan (TFP).

At a study session this week, Council received an early look at the proposed 2019-30 TFP. After existing projects have been funded to the tune of $227 million, $140 million is expected to be available for new investments.

View the preliminary 2019-30 TFP, including the Bellevue Way Project (TFP 242) as presented to Council.

Following environmental analysis this summer, Council will review and adopt the plan later this year.

Bellevue Traffic Alerts

With arrival of summer weather, construction season is in high gear. Here are few new alerts you should be aware of, as you travel around town.

  • Eastgate overlay work, just east of Richards Road: 7/5 -12, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 3 pm for ramp work.
  • Newport neighborhood overlay work above Eastgate Safeway (east of 38th and 154th)7/5 -12, Mon - Fri, 7 am -3 pm for neighborhood ramp work.  
  • Newport Key Bridge construction: Ongoing through October 2018.
  • Cascade Key Bridge construction: Ongoing through December 2018.

For additional information, see the City’s traffic alerts page.

Sound Transit Construction Update

Here’s a short list of ongoing closures relating to Link Light Rail construction.

  • Bellevue Way Southeast reversible lane configuration
  • Sidewalk closures and detours on Bellevue Way Southeast and 112th Ave Southeast
  • Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp 120-day closure
  • Closure of Southeast 15th at 112th Ave Southeast
  • Winters House and Blueberry Farm Closure and new temporary lots.

To stay on top of day to day closures, see the East Link project page.

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Bellevue Blitz Roundup: Autonomous Vehicle Work Group; NE 8th Culvert Replacement; Safe and Sane 4th of July

Posted By Chris Johnson, Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Autonomous Vehicle Work Group

Earlier this year, the Legislature adopted SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2970 establishing an autonomous vehicle work group. The bill directed the Washington State Transportation Commission to convene a work group of executive and legislative branch representatives, to develop policy recommendations regarding the operation of autonomous vehicles on public roadways in our state.

The Bellevue Chamber, along with AAA Washington, ACES Eastside (autonomous, connected, electric, shared) and the East King Chambers Coalition lobbied hard for this bill and we’re thrilled the first work group meeting has been scheduled.

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE WORK GROUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Wednesday, June 27, 1 PM – 5 PM
Department of Enterprise Services Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room #22
1500 Jefferson Street SE
Olympia, WA 98504

We’ll report back on what happens, but you can learn more at the WSTC webpage and watch the meeting live online.

 

NE 8th Culvert Replacement

Earlier this week, City work crews began replacement of the Kelsey Creek Culvert under NE 8th Street, between 132nd and 134th NE. This work will enhance the safety of the roadway, while improving fish passage underneath.

Work will occur from 7 AM – 6 PM on weekdays, so be prepared for single lane closures in either direction on NE 8th.  Sometime in August, be prepared for full roadway closures and detours for up to 12 days, from 7 AM – 8 PM.

Visit the project webpage for additional details. 

 

Safe and Sane 4th of July

As we prepare to celebrate our national birthday, consider confining your enjoyment of fireworks to sanctioned and permitted public displays. Bellevue implemented a back-yard fireworks ban 1994, so be aware that police and fire services personnel will conduct emphasis patrols leading up to and immediately following Independence Day.

This year, fines have been increased from $100 to $1000! Just say NO and consider attending the one and only Family Fourth Celebration in DT Bellevue Park, instead.

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Employer Questions for Labor and Industries (L&I); More on the LUCA; Bellevue Way Project Still Alive

Posted By Chris Johnson, Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Updated: Monday, June 4, 2018

Employer Intro to L&I

Do you have questions about workers' compensation, quarterly reporting, or what to do if an employee is injured on the job?

Perhaps you would like to know how to comply with the Paid Family Leave Act, adopted by the Legislature last year, or the Safe and Sick Leave Initiative as approved by the voters in 2016.

Get answers to these questions and more, at an upcoming “Employer's Introduction to L&I” seminar at a location near you or enroll in the online webinar.

Learn more by signing up for the Labor and Industries small business newsletter.

 

More on the Land Use Code Amendment for Shelter Use

Last August, Council adopted what was known as the Interim Official Control ordinance, clarifying where a Permanent Men’s Homeless Shelter could be sited, under current code. With that action, Council gave itself a six-month “time out,” to accomplish the following:

  • Determine what land use code changes should be made to allow for this conditional use;
  • Establish the pre-application process and criteria; 
  • Clarify the public role in the permit application, review and appeal process.

The Interim Official Control was renewed for another six months and Council has used that time to conduct community meetings and workshops, and prepare a draft ordinance.

The public testimony on June 11 and likely vote on June 25, 2018, will not determine where a shelter would be sited, only the requirements for a conditional land use permit or development agreement.

Review the Draft Homeless Shelter Permitting LUCA and SEPA Determination of Non Significance, at the City’s Homeless Shelter LUCA webpage.

 

Bellevue Way Project Still Alive

Here’s a quick update on the Bellevue Way SE Project, also known as PW-R-184. Last month, your Chamber Board Chair and Director of Government Relations, both testified before the Bellevue Transportation Commission, in strong support of continued funding for this longtime Chamber priority.

With a projected price tag of $34 million, we made the following recommendations, to keep the project alive and moving forward:

  • Adopt a phased approach and continue design work for the full build-out 60%;
  • Extend project to the intersection of 108th and Bellevue Way, if not all the way to SE 16th;
  • Consider alternative configurations north of the “Y” on Bellevue Way, operating as a left turn lane, to increase vehicle and person throughput for all modes;
  • Aggressively pursue regional, state and federal funding partnership, as many PM peak trips regional in nature, beginning and ending outside of Bellevue.

For better of for worse, Council has tentatively endorsed the following staff proposal:

  • Build Phase I to the Winters House at the cost of $22.2 million in 2024-25;
  • Defer further design work on this segment only until 2021-22;
  • Pursue regional funding partners for treatments benefitting transit operations;
  • Postponing future project phases indefinitely.

The Chamber believes under this scenario, we’re missing a grand opportunity to move forward with this important project, while Bellevue Way SE is already under construction for East Link Light Rail.

See the Council packet from the May 14 Study Session, Agenda Item 4 (e) 18-294 CIP Update and listen to the discussion online.

Stay tuned as our Budget Task Force takes on this topic and other transportation projects vital to our economic development and continued prosperity.

 

 

 

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Bel-Red Open House; Memorial Day Weekend Recycling Event; Construction Alerts Continue

Posted By Chris Johnson, Friday, May 18, 2018

Bel-Red Open House

Are you curious about all the changes underway in the Bel-Red Corridor? Traditionally the home of light manufacturing, Bel-Red is being transformed by the Spring District development, the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) and multi-modal transportation investments.

Get a taste of the future at an upcoming community open house.

  • Tuesday, May 22nd, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Global Innovation Exchange Bldg., Room 231, 12280 NE District Way, Bellevue, WA 98005 (enter off 124th NE via NE 12th/Bel-Red Rd.)

Learn more at the event web page.

Kelsey Creek Culvert Replacement

In other Bel-Red news, the City has announced it will begin replacement of the Kelsey Creek Culvert, underneath NE 8th Street at 132nd NE, beginning in June. This project will help improve fish passage, protect utilities and improve road safety. Learn more here.

 

Memorial Day Weekend Recycling Event

Mark your calendar for the City’s annual spring recycling event on Saturday, May 26th, 9 AM – 3 PM at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE.

Now is the time to empty out the garage and utility closet and dispose of unwanted household recyclables. And don’t forget, each vehicle can drop-off up to five boxes of documents for shredding.

Learn more here and be sure to drop off a load, on your way your of town for the weekend.

 

Construction Alerts Continue

Watch for ongoing construction across the City, as we approach Memorial Day Weekend.

Lake Hills Connector and Richards Road

Be prepared for ongoing slowdowns on Richards Road and the Lake Hills Connector, as grinding and paving continue.

  • May 21 - May 25, Mon-Fri, 7 am to 5 pm southbound, 9 am - 3 pm northbound Richards Rd and 7 PM - 5 AM, Richards Rd from south of Lake Hills Connector to SE 36th St.

I-90 Update

  • All ramps from I-90 to Bellevue Way SE will remain closed overnight, Monday – Friday morning, May 21st – May 25th.  Vehicles proceeding southbound on Bellevue  Way SE, will still have access to both east and westbound onramps to I-90.
  • However, All I-90 ramps to northbound Bellevue Way SE will close at night, through June, Mon - Thurs, 8 pm to 5:30 am.  During this time, motorists will detour via    I- 405 and SE 8th.

Bellevue Way SE

  • Work will continue in the Bellevue Way SE east side curb lane, between the former South Bellevue Park and Ride Lot, and the “Y” at 112th and 108th SE, 6 AM – 6 PM through Friday, May 25.  Expect two lanes to flow in the peak direction, with crews operating the southbound center lane as a reversible traffic lane during peak periods.

For updates, track the City’s traffic advisory web page.

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