120th Avenue Northeast Widening Stage 2: NE 8th St to NE 12th St
120th Avenue Northeast Widening Stage 2 will realign and widen the street to five lanes between Northeast Eighth and 12th streets. Intersection improvements will occur at Northeast Eighth Street, Old Bel-Red Road, Northeast 12th Street and Northup Way. The project will also include bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaping, storm drainage and street lighting.
The proposed roadway enhancement will help accommodate the expected 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.
Construction is expected to begin in September 2014.
In March 2010 / November 2010, the city held a public a Mobility & Infrastructure Initiative 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.