Crews began work today to install a new traffic signal and new street lighting at the intersection of NE Northgate Way and Fifth Avenue NE, to be followed by sidewalk construction at each corner once light poles are installed. Crews will maintain one lane of travel and one left turn lane in each direction through the intersection during work hours, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. At other times, all lanes will be open. The work is expected to be complete by the end of the month.
The majority of the NE Northgate Way and Fifth Avenue NE Intersection and Pedestrian Improvements Project was complete in November, awaiting delivery of signal parts for this final piece. The project included installing a left-turn lane from westbound NE Northgate Way onto southbound Fifth Avenue NE and extending the northbound Fifth Avenue NE right-turn lane onto NE Northgate Way, among other improvements.