|A relatively quick, low-cost project is underway to install a |
ramp meter from Coal Creek Parkway to southbound I-405.
A relatively quick, low-cost project is underway to install a meter on the ramp and improve traffic flow along a busy corridor that’s congested almost every afternoon. There was no space for a ramp meter there because of a bus stop along the on-ramp. Well, the bus stop was recently moved to the next off-ramp (Lake Washington Boulevard), where a park-and-ride was built.
|A bus stop along the on-ramp was removed recently, |
making space for a ramp meter to be installed.
Like all metered on-ramps, we will monitor the need for activation daily while keeping an eye on the nearby
|The Coal Creek Parkway on-ramp to southbound I-405 is |
currently the only one in the Bellevue area
without a ramp meter.
The $220,000 project will require lane and ramp closures through early April, when the project enters its honeymoon phase. Until then, drivers should prepare for a full closure of the ramp each weeknight during the week of March 9. There will also be some daytime lane closures on the ramp. For updates on the latest lane and ramp closures, visit our I-405 Construction Update Report.