Transit center to be completed in October; more closures expected

August 13, 2009

By Staff

After a weeklong closure of the south end of the intersection of Newcastle Way and Coal Creek Parkway, the duration of the Newcastle Transit Center project has been shortened by a month.
The project was initially expected to conclude in November, but the closure allowed work crews to accomplish more work at once, shortening the duration of the project.
More individual lane closures can be expected, Newcastle Public Works Director Maiya Andrews said.
From Aug. 10-17, access to Newcastle Way will be restricted in a small zone between Coal Creek Parkway and 132nd Place Southeast. Here’s what to expect:
q Eastbound traffic will remain normal.
q Westbound traffic will be local access only, with no outlet to Coal Creek Parkway.
q No left turns will be allowed from southbound Coal Creek Parkway onto Newcastle Way.
q Through traffic on Coal Creek Parkway will not be impacted.
All businesses in this zone (Newcastle Fruit and Produce stand, animal hospital, City Hall, Newport Manufacturing, Precision Autocraft and Acorn Cabinets) are open and will be accessible from the east and west on Newcastle Way.
There is also a chance that left turns will be allowed from southbound Coal Creek Parkway onto Newcastle Way if there is enough room.
The Transit Center project was allotted $4.6 million, with Sound Transit providing $4 million and the city providing the remaining $600,000. The project’s budget is on target.

After a weeklong closure of the south end of the intersection of Newcastle Way and Coal Creek Parkway, the duration of the Newcastle Transit Center project has been shortened by a month.

The project was initially expected to conclude in November, but the closure allowed work crews to accomplish more work at once, shortening the duration of the project.

More individual lane closures can be expected, Newcastle Public Works Director Maiya Andrews said.

From Aug. 10-17, access to Newcastle Way will be restricted in a small zone between Coal Creek Parkway and 132nd Place Southeast. Here’s what to expect:

q Eastbound traffic will remain normal.

q Westbound traffic will be local access only, with no outlet to Coal Creek Parkway.

q No left turns will be allowed from southbound Coal Creek Parkway onto Newcastle Way.

q Through traffic on Coal Creek Parkway will not be impacted.

All businesses in this zone (Newcastle Fruit and Produce stand, animal hospital, City Hall, Newport Manufacturing, Precision Autocraft and Acorn Cabinets) are open and will be accessible from the east and west on Newcastle Way.

There is also a chance that left turns will be allowed from southbound Coal Creek Parkway onto Newcastle Way if there is enough room.

The Transit Center project was allotted $4.6 million, with Sound Transit providing $4 million and the city providing the remaining $600,000. The project’s budget is on target.

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