The City’s Capital Improvement Projects are developed based on meeting the future needs of the various utilities and street systems and are generally formulated through a comprehensive planning process.
The following projects are currently underway:
Design of the North Bend Way / Park Street Roundabout is nearing completion with the City’s consultant, Reid Middleton. The City anticipates putting the project out to bid in May 2018 with construction starting toward the end of June.
This roundabout will significantly improve public safety on all approaches. The preliminary design includes the removal of the two-way center turn lane toward the roundabout and possible addition of a new continuous centerline median. Drivers will make a left turn at the roundabout rather than fighting three lanes of traffic and different driving directions to do so.
The median would eliminate existing cross-traffic conflicts onto North Bend Way from Park Street, Downing Avenue, QFC complex, Post Office, 76 Gas station, several multi-family buildings and small commercial establishments. The median may be constructed as part of this project or in a second phase.
RAB construction is slated to begin this summer, shortly after school lets out for summer break. Construction is anticipated to last until fall.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact Tom Mohr, Deputy Public Works Director at 425-888-7653 or email.
Tom Mohr, PE
Deputy Public Works Director
Public Works Coordinator
With general questions/comments please email Downtown Plaza.
This large capital project on a 21-acre site consists of a new concession/restroom building, new backstops and dugouts of four baseball fields, creation of a central gathering plaza, and provides a recreational paved loop trail that circles the youth baseball field and soccer field, as well as a spur trail that connects to the western pedestrian entrance. The project includes grading for floodplain compensatory storage and many utility connections.
This capital project improves pedestrian safety and mobility on the north side of North Bend Way. This project links two other capital projects (Downtown Plaza and proposed Park Street Roundabout). Curb placement is designed in concert with the future anticipated street improvements. The sidewalk will be widened in accordance with the City's design standards for this section of a major arterial. Project is mostly funded by a Community Development Block Grant.
A new right-turn lane is being constructed on northbound Bendigo Boulevard from halfway to the South Fork Snoqualmie River bridge to the Park Street intersection. The right-turn lane reduces traffic queues at two traffic signals. Work included removal and replacement of the existing curb, gutter, and sidewalk, pavement widening, restriping, new bike lane, new landscaping, and crosswalk modifications. The new right turn lane is open with temporary striping. Physical completion of the project is anticipated in summer 2017.
This capital project installs 2 new variable frequency drive (VFD) pumps at the Mt. Si Springs plant in an effort to increase the city's water supply and efficiency from the City's primary water source. This project also minimizes the need to use Hobo Springs and the Centennial Well, thereby reducing water mitigation payments to Seattle Public Utilities. This project was awarded to Omega Contractors, Inc. for construction.
A more detailed list of recently completed, ongoing and future capital projects is available on the 2018 Capital Project Update (PDF).