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Bellevue Blitz Roundup: Autonomous Vehicle Work Group; NE 8th Culvert Replacement; Safe and Sane 4th of July

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Autonomous Vehicle Work Group

Earlier this year, the Legislature adopted SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2970 establishing an autonomous vehicle work group. The bill directed the Washington State Transportation Commission to convene a work group of executive and legislative branch representatives, to develop policy recommendations regarding the operation of autonomous vehicles on public roadways in our state.

The Bellevue Chamber, along with AAA Washington, ACES Eastside (autonomous, connected, electric, shared) and the East King Chambers Coalition lobbied hard for this bill and we’re thrilled the first work group meeting has been scheduled.

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE WORK GROUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Wednesday, June 27, 1 PM – 5 PM
Department of Enterprise Services Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room #22
1500 Jefferson Street SE
Olympia, WA 98504

We’ll report back on what happens, but you can learn more at the WSTC webpage and watch the meeting live online.

 

NE 8th Culvert Replacement

Earlier this week, City work crews began replacement of the Kelsey Creek Culvert under NE 8th Street, between 132nd and 134th NE. This work will enhance the safety of the roadway, while improving fish passage underneath.

Work will occur from 7 AM – 6 PM on weekdays, so be prepared for single lane closures in either direction on NE 8th.  Sometime in August, be prepared for full roadway closures and detours for up to 12 days, from 7 AM – 8 PM.

Visit the project webpage for additional details. 

 

Safe and Sane 4th of July

As we prepare to celebrate our national birthday, consider confining your enjoyment of fireworks to sanctioned and permitted public displays. Bellevue implemented a back-yard fireworks ban 1994, so be aware that police and fire services personnel will conduct emphasis patrols leading up to and immediately following Independence Day.

This year, fines have been increased from $100 to $1000! Just say NO and consider attending the one and only Family Fourth Celebration in DT Bellevue Park, instead.

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