9th St NE Reconstruction

9th Street NE Reconstruction
Phases 1, 2A, & 2B


Project Updates

Update Date: 05/23/2024

Progress
Phase 2A is underway. The majority of the project is complete, and the road is open to traffic. Yet this spring, the contractor will return to complete the sidewalk and trail crossings, then the railroad will install crossing arms and signals on these pedestrian improvements. Current delays are related to wet weather and coordination efforts with the railroad.

Traffic Impact
The substantial traffic impacts of Phase 2A are complete. Expect minor closures/traffic impacts with the remaining work.


Project Overview

Description
The project includes the reconstruction and widening of 9th St NE from 1st Ave N to NE 80th St.

Location
Phase 1 includes 9th St NE from 1st Ave N to the east approximately ½ mile.
Phase 2A includes improvements to the railroad crossing including signal upgrades, trail crossings with signals and arms, and water main and storm sewer improvements. This part of the project was broken out of phase 3 due to funding sources.
Phase 2B includes 9th St NE from NE 80th St to the west approximately ½ mile, excluding the Phase 2 railroad crossing work.

Purpose
9th St NE as it exists today is a two-lane rural road with narrow shoulders and multiple hills that cause sight distance issues. Future industrial development is driving the need for this road to receive some attention. 9th St NE between 1st Ave N and NE 80th St will be reconstructed in three phases.

  • Phase one will reconstruct the west half of this section of 9th St NE with a three-lane curbed roadway with the center lane being a left turn lane. The profile of the road will be altered to reduce the sight distance issues and increase safety for turning vehicles.
  • Phase two A will make improvements to the railroad crossing within the Phase 3 project limits.
  • Phase two B will reconstruct the east half of this section of 9th St NE, including improvements to the railroad crossing. This will also be a curbed three-lane cross-section.

Timeline
Phase 1 is complete.
Phase 2A is underway.
Phase 2B is in design. There is currently not a timeline for construction.


Expected Traffic Impacts

Road Closures
Phase 1: 9th St NE will be closed from 1st Ave N to the east approximately ½ mile.
Phase 2A: will close 9th Street at the railroad crossing.
Phase 2B: 9th St NE will be closed from NE 8th St to the west approximately ½ mile.

Detour Routes
The detour route for the current phase utilizes 1st Ave N, 2nd St NW, 5th Ave SW, 8th Street, and 14th Ave SE/NE 80th St.

Lane Closures


Sidewalk & Trail Closures
All sidewalks and trails within the project area are closed during construction.