Crews broke ground December 11, 2009 on an I-405 project designed to relieve hours of congestion between Bellevue and Redmond. The $107.5 million project spans from I-405 between NE Eighth Street and SR 520, and SR 520 from I-405 to 124th Avenue NE.
On December 7, Atkinson Construction, the design-build contractor chosen for this project, received notice to begin construction. Atkinson estimates the project will directly support more than 300 construction jobs.
One of those jobs belongs to Gary Stensland of PBS Engineering + Environmental. Gary is the Environmental Compliance Manager for the project. “Thanks to this project, I’ll have another two and a half years of steady work,” said Stensland. “Had it not been for the funding, I’d be busy looking for the next project instead of digging into this one.” Stensland said this project will support up to four of PBS’s workers throughout the duration of the project and build on the company's extensive WSDOT design-build project experience.