September 4, 2012
NEW — 10:55 a.m. Sept. 4, 2012
Newcastle residents can comment on proposed updates to the park, trail and recreation chapter of the Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing at tonight’s City Council meeting beginning at 7 p.m.
The public hearing was supposed to take place on Aug. 9 before the Parks Commission, but was rescheduled because the Parks Commission meeting was canceled due to a lack of quorum.
Residents may provide public feedback as the city of Newcastle finalizes the process of updating its park, trail and recreation chapter of the Comprehensive Plan. Read more
May 6, 2011
King County Executive Dow Constantine has proposed changes to King County Metro Transit bus routes as part of a plan to offer more and faster transit service on the Eastside.
The proposal includes changes to Route 240, which runs from the Renton Transit Center to Clyde Hill, serving Newcastle.
Under the proposal, Route 240 would be shortened, ending at the Bellevue Transit Center — at the corner of 108th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Sixth Street — instead of Clyde Hill, reducing wait times, according to Metro Transit’s website. It would also stop along 112th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue instead of 108th Avenue Northeast, better serving offices, homes, hotels and the King County courthouse in the area, according to the site.
The revised Route 246 would serve Clyde Hill.
Constantine presented the proposal to the King County Council at a public hearing April 12.
In the proposal announced April 8, Constantine called for additional Eastside transit service through the launch of RapidRide buses between Bellevue and Redmond.
April 26, 2011
NEW — 11:45 a.m. April 26, 2011
Two Newcastle residents were injured in a hit and run crash on State Route 520 just west of 84th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue just before 12:30 p.m. April 23.
Stephen Whistom, 53, and Nina Whistom, 56, were driving westbound on the highway in a 2007 Mercedes SL55 when a person driving a 1992 Acura Integra hit their car, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Both cars slammed in the jersey barrier, and the driver of the Acura fled the scene on foot. Stephen and Nina Whistrom were both taken to the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle where they were treated and released.
The Washington State Patrol is investigating the crash. The age and sex of the Acura driver is not known, and it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
March 31, 2011
NEW — 4 p.m. March 31, 2011
The Washington State Department of Transportation will close Interstate 405 between Northeast Eighth Street and the state Route 520 interchange from 11 p.m. April 1 to 4 a.m. April 4 for construction.
Crews will remove the old Northeast 12th Street bridge during the closure.
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