120th Avenue Northeast Widening Stage 2: NE 8th St to NE 12th St
120th Avenue Northeast Widening Stage 2 will realign and widen the existing roadway to five lanes with bike lanes, from Northeast 7th Street to Northeast 12th Street. The project will include intersection improvements at NE Eighth Street, Old Bel-Red Road, Northeast 12th Street, and Northup Way. The project will also include sidewalks on both sides, landscaping, storm drainage, and street lighting.
The proposed roadway enhancement will help accommodate the expected intensive redevelopment of the Bel-Red area. The project will provide a link north across Northeast Eighth Street toward the new Northeast 15th and 16th Streets and the East Link station at 120th Avenue Northeast.
In March 2010 / November 2010, the city held a public a Mobility & Infrastructure Initiative (M&II) open house for Bel-Red and Wilburton Connections. The project was also displayed at the Spring Forward Expo 2013. The input from these public outreach events helped to establish this stage of 120th Avenue Northeast as an important element in this corridor’s development.
Construction is expected to begin in June of 2014.