Newcastle Way, Coal Creek Parkway to be partially closed until Aug. 17

August 10, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 10, 2009

The westbound lane of Newcastle Way will be closed on the east side of the intersection of Newcastle Way and Coal Creek Parkway from today until Aug. 17 for construction related to the Newcastle Transit Center project.

Coal Creek Parkway will be reduced to one lane on both the north and south sides of the intersection during the closure.

Drivers who want to access businesses on Newcastle Way between Coal Creek Parkway and 132nd Avenue Southeast will still be able use Newcastle Way to reach their destinations, but they will be unable to enter the Coal Creek Parkway and Newcastle Way intersection from the east end due to the closure.

Newcastle Communications Manager Doug Alder said there would be enough space in the intersection to allow left turns from Coal Creek Parkway onto Newcastle Way. A police officer will also be on hand during rush hour to help direct traffic through the intersection.

Eastbound traffic on Newcastle Way will not be affected.

For updates and closure details, visit the Newcastle city blog.