Drivers beware: New traffic light coming next week to Northeast Fourth and Whitman Court Northeast

A newly installed traffic signal at the intersection of Northeast Fourth Street and Whitman Court Northeast will be activated Monday, May 13, as part of Phase 1 of the City of Renton Transportation Division's NE 3rd/4th Street Corridor Improvement Project.

Drivers should anticipate using this new traffic signal to make left turns out of the Safeway complex, and to make left turns from Whitman Court Northeast after leaving the post office.

In addition, the city is asking for the public's patience after the traffic signal is activated, as the signal timing may need to be adjusted to better serve the varied traffic volumes that occur.

Project improvements include the signalized intersection of Northeast Fouth Street and Whitman Court Northeast as well as a westbound bicycle lane and sidewalk landscape strips. A King County Water District 90 water main was also replaced, and except for the high-voltage transmission power lines, all utilities (power, phone, cable, fiber) on the north side were relocated underground.

The project will improve safety and traffic operations at this intersection and the access to shopping and the post office. All access to the post office will now be off Whitman Court Northeast.

The City of Renton would like to thank the motoring public and adjacent business and property owners for their cooperation, support and patience during the project. The city also would like to thank our funding partner, the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB), who helped make this improvement project possible.

For more information please contact City Project Manager Keith R. Woolley at or call 425-430-7318.

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