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):
If you have questions, please contact the onsite site superintendent, Brandon Burrell. 253-250-1181
Week of July 12, 2021:
- 7/12 – 7/16 PGH will continue minor stormwater work on NE 42nd Street & 91st Ave NE (ie. Catch basin replacements on NE 42nd St, new type 2 CB at 4441 91st, trench drain across 4215 91st, etc.)
- 7/12 – 7/16 PGH will begin property restoration including shoulder/ mainline gravel restoration, timber edging, topsoil, etc.
- 7/12 – 7/16 4427 91st Contractor will continue working on private underground conversion to remove remaining private poles
- 7/12 – 7/16 Town Engineer will be reaching out to private property owners adjacent to the project to consult on project status and restoration activities
- NOTE 1: All underground activities are complete other than 4205 91st and 9004 & 9035 NE 42nd Street which we are actively working on. Please let me know if you have any lingering issues with underground utilities to your private residence.
- NOTE 2: Please check your private irrigation system(s) to make sure it is functioning properly. Notify the Town Engineer ASAP if there are problems.
Week of July 19, 2021:
- 7/19 – 7/23 Town Engineer will be reaching out to private property owners adjacent to the project to consult on project status and restoration activities
- 7/19 – 7/23 PGH will continue property restoration including roadway asphalt prep, timber edging, gravel shoulders, topsoil, NE 42nd Street beach irrigation, keystone walls, etc.
- 7/19 – 7/23 4427 91st Contractor will continue working on private underground conversion to remove remaining private poles
- 7/20 – CenturyLink/ Lumen will be on-site to pull 5 poles
- 7/21 – PSE on-site for pole removal (including pole left over from 2016 project at 4408 92nd Ave NE)
Week of July 26 2021:
- 7/26 – 7/30 PGH will continue property restoration including roadway asphalt prep, timber edging, gravel shoulders, topsoil, NE 42nd Street beach irrigation, keystone walls, etc.
- 7/26 – 7/30 Town Engineer will be reaching out to private property owners adjacent to the project to consult on project status and restoration activities
- 7/28 PGH will be installing 5 – 5ft tall minimum evergreen trees in the right-of-way on 91st Ave NE adjacent to 9100 NE 42nd Street
- 7/26 & 7/27 Concrete restoration work at 4405 91st Ave NE
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.