Plan for overnight state Route 900 closures

March 28, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 6 a.m. March 28, 2010

Crews will close lanes on state Route 900 overnight Monday to hang traffic signals.

Workers will close the right lane in both directions to place signals at the intersection of state Route 900 and Newport Way Northwest, as well as at the intersection of state Route 900 and Northwest Talus Drive. Crews will work from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The work will take place as crews enter the final stages of the yearslong effort to widen state Route 900 and improve access for bicyclists and pedestrians through the corridor.

Expect more lane closures in the weeks ahead as workers complete the $33.9 million project. State Department of Transportation officials said paving and striping work should be completed in April.

Crews widened the road from Newport Way Northwest to the vicinity of Northwest Talus Drive and Southeast 82nd Street. Narrow shoulders bracketed the old, single-lane roadway. Workers added a lane in each direction and a left-turn lane in the center of the roadway, as well as a bike lane and a raised sidewalk on the west side of the road.

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