Road Projects for the Week of August 21 - 27
Road Projects for the Week of August 21 - 27
Ebright Creek Fish Passage Project Construction
Road Closure on East Lake Sammamish Parkway: Starting August 16th at 7:00 AM there will be a minimum 3-week closure of East Lake Sammamish Parkway at Ebright Creek (located approximately at 125 E Lake Samm Pkwy) for the Ebright Creek Fish Passage Project.
In order to ensure the road closure and construction will be completed within the planned schedule, the City has granted the contractor permission for extended working hours. The contractor plans to work 7am – 7pm on Thursday, August 19th through Sunday, August 22nd.
Local access north and south of the closure area will be maintained, however thru traffic will not be permitted. Bicyclists and pedestrians can use the East Lake Sammamish Regional Trail to detour around the closure. The closure will allow for completion of the new water and sewer systems, installation of the box culvert, and rebuilding the road. Additional notifications and message boards are posted and a signed detour is in place. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes.
Due to limited access during the East Lake Sammamish Parkway closure, Republic Services will begin garbage, yard waste, and recycling collection at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, the regular collection day for homes adjacent to the closure. Impacted homes will be receiving calls from Republic on 8/23 and 8/30 as a reminder before pick-up. We ask homes that receive a call to please have your carts out by 6:00 a.m. on August 24th and 31st.
Please visit the project page on Connect Sammamish for the latest updates.
Upcoming Summer Construction-related Traffic Impacts
Construction along Issaquah-Pine Lake Road between SE Klahanie Blvd and 238th Way SE: Construction activities continue along Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd between SE Klahanie Blvd and 238th Way SE. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes around the construction zone. Construction work involves constructing a new entrance, signal, and frontage improvements for ISD’s new elementary school #16 at SE 44th Street. Work will make it necessary to occasionally divert traffic around work zones however two lanes of traffic will be maintained. This is expected to last through September 2021.
Lane closure on 228th Ave SE between SE 4th Street and Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd: Southbound curb lane to be closed 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM between June and August 2021 and may change pending further coordination with all parties. Comcast is installing new fiber optic cable for Issaquah School District’s new elementary school on Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd at SE 44th Street. It is highly recommended to find an alternative route during this project’s construction.
Lane closure on Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd between 228th Ave SE and Issaquah-Fall City Rd. and SE 44th Street: Southbound lane closure from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM between June and August 2021 and may change pending further coordination with all parties. Comcast is installing new fiber optic cable for Issaquah School Districts new elementary school on Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd at SE 24th Street. It is highly recommended to find an alternative route during this project’s construction.
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Work
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is installing new wires on the large power transmission towers located along their utility corridor in Sammamish. This work has already started and will be finished by August 27th. The impacted locations include:
- Issaquah-Fall City Road just east of the intersection with Klahanie Drive SE;
- The Klahanie Mountainview Pool (4280 Klahanie Drive SE);
- Klahanie Park (25000 SE Klahanie Boulevard);
- Beaver Lake Middle School (25025 SE 32nd Street);
- SE 30th Street between 247th Avenue SE and 249th Avenue SE;
- SE 28th Place, adjacent to and south of Beaver Lake Park; and
- SE 24th Street between 245th Avenue SE and 246th Avenue SE.
All of these areas will have traffic control with minor delays when wire is being pulled.
228th Avenue Curb Ramp Retrofit and Catch Basin Repairs
The City of Sammamish’s contractor will continue repairing manholes in the travel lanes. The electrical subcontractor is expected to begin push button/traffic signal work on 8/25, which will involve turning off traffic signals from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Police Officers will be on site to direct traffic through the intersections. See schedule below. The project’s curb ramp work is in preparation for the City resurfacing 228th Avenue in 2022 and benefits the City’s ADA Transition Plan goal of retrofitting all public facilities to meet the current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Typical lane closure hours through the work zone will be between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with traffic merged to one lane.
Current Push Button Work / Signal Outages Schedule:
- Thursday 8/26 - SE 8th Street / 228th Avenue SE
- Monday 8/30 - NE 4th Street / 228th Avenue SE
- Tuesday 8/31 - NE 8th / 228th Avenue SE
- Wednesday 9/01 - Crusader Way / 228th Avenue SE and Main Street / 228th (the intersection of Crusader Way and 228th Avenue SE will occur first and Main Street and 228th Avenue SE will occur second)
Comcast Utility Work at NE 36th Street on East Lake Sammamish Parkway
Comcast utility line work will take place from NE 36th Street vicinity along East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE to SE 4th Street on 228th Avenue SE (via Inglewood Hill Road NE). Comcast will commence this work within the next week.
East Lake Sammamish Trail South Segment B Stage 1 Construction
The King County East Lake Sammamish Trail (ELST) South Segment B Phase 1 continues with construction. There will be traffic impacts related to the closure of the gravel surface trail segment which causes the re-routing of cyclists and pedestrians to East Lake Sammamish Parkway (ELSP). Additionally, there will be construction traffic on ELSP.
- Project Start Point: Intersection of SE 33rd / East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane Drive SE
- Project End Point: Approximately 900' south of the intersection of SE 8th Street / East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE
Paving on 244th Ave NE
An asphalt contractor will be paving on 244th Avenue NE between NE 18th Street and NE 20th Street on Wednesday August 25th. This work will start at 9:00 AM with some minor delays and traffic control present. The location of this work is across the street from the City's Maintenance and Operations Center (MOC).
Issaquah-Fall City Road
Only minor work items remain, and utility work in a few areas. Lumen is raising a utility vault in the sidewalk near the Issaquah Montessori School and will install a temporary walkable surface in time for opening of school.
Notices for construction activity outside of the City of Sammamish:
Downtown Redmond Link Extension (DRLE) - Sound Transit work
This is a City of Redmond and Sound Transit project. To learn more about this project, please visit the DRLE tab in Cone Zone.