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119th Ave SE (Newport Heights Elementary) and Eastgate (Tyee MS) Traffic Safety Survey

August 21st, 2017 · 1 Comment

The City of Bellevue Neighborhood Transportation Safety Services is currently developing traffic improvement strategies in two areas.  The first is for Newport Heights Elementary along 119th Ave SE between SE 56th St and Lake Heights St.  The second is for Tyee Middle School and the Eastgate neighborhood along the following streets:  138th Ave SE and 136th Pl SE, from Allen Road to SE 37th St; SE 40th St, from 136th Pl SE to 146th Ave SE; and 146th Ave SE, from SE 42nd Pl to SE 37th St. The strategies will focus on addressing concerns about speeding and traffic volumes as well as the need for safe walking and bicycling to/from school and in the neighborhood.

This summer and fall, City staff will be meeting with stakeholders, identifying partners, and working together with the school community and neighborhood residents to develop short and long-term actions to increase traffic safety.  The actions may include improved crosswalks, additional pavement markings, and various other features to calm traffic.

We need your help!  Responses to our online survey will help us determine what measures will encourage safer and more responsible driver behavior, deter cut-through traffic, and confirm specific locations of concern.  The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.  Thank you for your time!

Questions? Contact Vangie Ann P. Garcia, City of Bellevue Senior Project Manager at  vgarcia@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-6103.

For Newport Heights and 119th Ave SE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NewportHeights

For Tyee Middle School and Eastgate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TyeeandEastgate

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  • 1 carolyn // Sep 7, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    I am concerned about the traffic at the 3 way stop on 119th and SE 60th.  I noticed that that intersection was not included in our neighborhood survey, but it still affects students who walk and bike to and from Newport Heights Elementary. Can the city address the distracted/speeding drivers on 119th from SE 60th to Lake Heights?

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