Current Town Initiatives
91st / NE 42nd Stormwater Upsizing & Underground Utility Conversion Project
The Town of Yarrow Point will complete an overhead to underground utility project for power, phone, and cable on both NE 42nd Street and 91st Avenue NE.
City of Bellevue completed the stormwater upsizing project in summer of 2020.
The Town of Yarrow Point received ten (10) separate bids by the deadline for the underground utility conversion portion. The certified bid results were also posted to the town website at: https://yarrowpointwa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/TYP_NE-42nd-91st-Ave-Certified-Bid-Results.pdf
The project was awarded to the low bidder, PGH Excavating, Inc, during the October 13, 2020, Council meeting.
During Construction there will be significant impact to the town right-of-way. These impact are likely to include:
- Water main installation and new service connections;
- NE 42nd Street Beach - Sanitary sewer pump station retrofit operations; irrigation system installation; and improvements to outfall
- Existing vegetation removal/ replacements/ modifications to install underground vaults, handholes, pedestals, etc. in the Town Right-of-Way;
- Driveway cuts, full removal, and/or replacement;
- Pavement patching - trench (temporary and permanent patching);
- Minor traffic delays and/ or detours;
- Water service interruptions
- Construction noise during work hours (M-F 7:00AM-6:00PM, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm).
The design plans can be viewed here (updated September 2020):
NE 42nd St/ 91st Ave NE Stormwater & UGC Project
Week of September 6, 2021:
- PGH timber crew finishing up timber placement 9/7 to 9/8
- OutWest Landscaping will be on-site spreading topsoil either Friday 9/10 or next Wednesday 9/15
- PGH supplying new pagodas by the end of the week
- PGH expected to achieve substantial completion on Friday 9/10/21; this includes several punch list items
- Gray & Osborn working with City of Bellevue to get NE 42nd Street Road End water meter installed and irrigation system running
- 4424 and 4315 91st Ave NE – still working to repair private irrigation systems
Week of September 13, 2021:
- OutWest Landscaping will be on-site spreading topsoil either Friday 9/10 or next Wednesday 9/15; bark mulch delivery yet to be scheduled
- PSE – Potelco on-site to cut over 9035 and 9004 NE 42nd Street; those two customers will be without power all day
- PGH crew painting and roofing new pagodas and transferring individual mailboxes; do not have an exact day and time yet, but town will try to coordinate 24 hours notice on this
Week of September 20, 2021:
- PSE remaining temporary poles removed on NE 42nd Street
Week of September 27, 2021:
- KC Roads – Lakeside; stage 1 of pavement restoration activities
- Stage 1 will include the grinding work and a base patching layer of asphalt. This work is tentatively schedule for Wednesday September 29th. You will have access to your property during this time, but may be delayed entering and leaving up to 15 minutes.
Week of October 4, 2021:
- KC Roads – Lakeside; stage 2 of pavement restoration activities
- Stage 2 will include the final overlay work. This work is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 10/4 – 10/6. Please know there are times when you will be unable to access your property for extended hours, even full days, during this time. Emergency services (ie. fire, ambulance, police, etc.) however, will be notified well in advance and arrangements made as necessary. Personal vehicles can be parked in the available right-of-way spots on 92nd Ave NE and traffic control personnel will be on-site to aid pedestrians through the active work zone.
Trees on Private Property
The Planning Commission is discussing the policies surrounding trees on private property. There are currently no regulations pertaining to private trees. The Town is studying the issue and is evaluating options including, but not limited to educational outreach, mitigation measures, and tree regulations.
Update July 13, 2021
At the regular July 13, 2021 Council meeting, The Town Council reviewed a draft tree code sample. The next step will be for the Planning Commission to hold an in person public hearing at their next regular meeting in September.
Reclassification of Sally's Alley
At the April 27, 2021 Park Board meeting, the Park Board quorum made a unanimous vote to reclassify Sally's Alley from a road into a park in order to preserve it from the potential development on both ends and their related paving and driveway access. Town legal counsel is currently researching next steps on the process to reclassify Sally's Alley from a road into a park.