Construction starts on I-90 Undercrossing

May 5, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 3:10 p.m. May 5, 2010

Construction started Monday on the long-planned Interstate 90 Undercrossing, a road link meant to alleviate traffic congestion on Front Street North and state Route 900.

Expect lane restrictions along Northwest Gilman Boulevard from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. May 10-14 as crews conduct utility work.

The undercrossing will link Northwest Gilman Boulevard to Southeast 56th Street via a two-lane roadway built from the traffic signal at the post office.

In March, the City Council awarded a $1.46 million contract to a Kirkland company, MidMountain Contractors, to build the connector and a 12-inch water line. The project includes curb and gutter work, installation of sidewalks and traffic signals, and landscaping.

The city counts on the undercrossing to remove about 2,000 to 4,000 vehicles from Northwest Gilman Boulevard and 3,000 to 6,000 from Front Street North each day. Gilman Boulevard handles 29,000 vehicles per day; Front Street handles 49,000.

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One Response to “Construction starts on I-90 Undercrossing”

  1. Jere VanDomelen on May 6th, 2010 6:57 am

    Anyone recall this area flooding? I remember the Shucks and KFC parking lots being 3′ underwater, which is one lite north of the post office.
    Man your sub!

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