A design drawing of the upcoming roundabout project for the intersection of North Bend Way and Park Street in North Bend. Courtesy Photo

A design drawing of the upcoming roundabout project for the intersection of North Bend Way and Park Street in North Bend. Courtesy Photo

Council approves North Bend roundabout to begin construction in June

Construction on the roundabout at North Bend Way and Park Street will begin this summer.

Construction on North Bend’s new roundabout will begin this summer as the city council unanimously approved Active Construction Inc. as the contractor for the project.

The roundabout will be located at the intersection of North Bend Way and Park Street. In addition to the roundabout itself, crosswalks and sidewalks will be at all legs of the intersection and water mains will be replaced along North Bend Way from Park Street to Southeast Orchard Drive. Landscaping and lighting work also will be added.

At the May 21 city council meeting, the council discussed approval of the contractor and directed staff to expedite additional improvements.

Speaking in favor of the approval, Councilmember Chris Garcia noted the safety and traffic flow improvements the roundabout will bring.

“This is a huge project for the city of North Bend, and it’s exciting to see this get done,” he said. “It’s the safety of eliminating the left turn chaos out of QFC. It’s people being able to get around that whole block. It’ll help people merge onto Park Street which could hopefully take some of the traffic out of our downtown that we’re after.”

Active Construction was the lowest responsive bidder to the request for proposal and the company’s estimate came in $4,000 under budget. The construction contract came in at more than $2.1 million. with additional improvement contracts, the total project cost comes to $2.6 million.

During construction, two lanes will stay open to maintain traffic flow. Construction is slated to begin in mid-June and is expected to be complete in mid-October.




In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@valleyrecord.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.valleyrecord.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in News

For Gary Schwartz, a Valley-based author, the pandemic hasn’t changed his writing style or schedule, but he’s finding it harder to muse ideas. He enjoys writing young adult fiction, and has published one book, "The King of Average." File photo
Penning through the pandemic

Local authors are finding ways to adapt to an unpredictable world.

North Bend could have its own marijuana store soon.
North Bend approved pot shop development agreement

The council voted to approve the agreement on Dec. 1.

Ryan Hartwell (Fred) hugs Tim Platt (Scrooge) in the final scene of VCS’s production of “A Christmas Carol” in 2019. File photo
‘A Christmas Carol’ returns Dec. 5

Valley Center Stage will be performing its rendition of “A Christmas Carol”… Continue reading

A King County Sheriff’s Office photo of the crawlspace in which Urbano Velazquez was hiding when a K-9 unit was used. Sound Publishing file photo
King County settles $2 million dog bite lawsuit

The county agreed to pay $100,000 after being sued after a 2016 K-9 unit arrest.

Contributed by the Society for Conservation Biology 
A map showing the locations where plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European settlers arrived.
Study: 65 plant species have gone extinct in U.S., Canada

More than 65 species of plants have gone extinct in the U.S.… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Regency North Bend outbreak leaves four dead

A large outbreak of COVID-19 at Regency North Bend, a senior living… Continue reading

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov
North Bend passes on property tax increase

The North Bend City Council narrowly voted not to increase the amount… Continue reading

David Olson. Contributed photo
The Valley loses one of its biggest hearts

David Olson died in early November, but his legacy of dedicated community service lives on.

Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis
Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

Most Read