BelRed update: Duct bank and utility pole installation work begins soon

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Beginning during the week of July 10, Sound Transit’s crews will work along Northeast Spring Boulevard and 136th Place Northeast to install duct banks associated with power service that will eventually exist beneath the roadway. In preparation for this work, crews will be on site at the end of this week and into the weekend to locate utilities on private property and along the roadways. Crews will conduct potholing work in order to expose underground utilities and ascertain their precise locations. Cones will mark off work areas that need to remain cleared as the crews work along the alignment.

Map of utility pole installation work.

The following week, starting as early as Monday, July 17, Puget Sound Energy will begin installing more than 30 temporary and permanent utility poles along Northeast Spring Boulevard and 136th Place Northeast and on 130th Avenue Northeast. Temporary construction easements on private property will need to remain clear during this work.

Utility pole and duct bank installation work activities are anticipated to last through summer 2017.

What to expect:

  • Crews will occupy temporary construction easements on private property along Northeast Spring Boulevard and 136th Place Northeast.
  • Utility pole and duct bank installation work is anticipated to last through the summer 2017.
  • Business access will be maintained.
  • Typical work hours in the City of Bellevue are from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • Utility pole installation and duct bank work may require temporary, intermittent single-lane closures.
  • Some of the trees previously marked for removal that have not yet been removed may be removed during this work.
  • All traffic control plans are reviewed and approved by the City of Bellevue.