PSE to remove utility wires and poles on NE 85th Street beginning Feb. 21


Other improvements continue


Beginning February 21, 2013, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will remove utility wires and poles along NE 85th Street from 120th Avenue NE to 128th Avenue NE.  Removal is expected to be complete by March 14.  Traffic impacts along NE 85th Street are expected to be minimal as crews will use adjacent parking lots and side streets to the extent possible for equipment staging.  Lane closures will be restricted to off peak hours between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. within NE 85th Street.  For project updates, subscribe to receive email notifications at, or contact Kari Page, Outreach Coordinator at 425-587-3011 or


Curb, gutter, and sidewalks with a planter strip along both sides of 124th Avenue NE are currently being installed between NE 80th and 90th Streets.  As part of this work, 124th Avenue NE is being rebuilt with a new pavement surface between NE 85th Street and NE 80th Street and will be resurfaced just north of NE 85th Street.  Local access only will be in place on 124th Avenue NE between NE 85th Street and NE 80th Streets from February 25 through March 1 for the street rebuilding. Construction is expected to continue through early March 2013.


Sidewalk construction along NE 85th Street is expected to begin later this spring. The new sidewalks will replace the temporary ones.  New concrete sidewalks will be installed on both sides of NE 85th Street where there are none between 120th Avenue NE and 132nd Avenue NE.  Future improvements also include upgraded signal controllers, a new northbound 132ndAvenue NE to eastbound NE 85th Street turn lane, and a new watermain along NE 85th Street from I-405 to 132nd Avenue NE.