Road Projects for the Week of December 10 - 16
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Cell Phone Tower Work
Work on the cell towers on 212th Ave SE and SE 6th Pl, north of Ebright Creek, is starting on Monday, December 12. There will be a crane onsite for 5 days and then minor hardware work after the crane work is complete.
This work will be going on for at least 3 weeks with traffic control and minor delays expected. Drivers should expect delays and use caution when driving through this area.
Sewer Force Main Project on East Lake Sammamish Parkway
The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District started a sewer force main project on East Lake Sammamish Parkway near Big Block Brewing in early November. The limits of this work are SE 33rd St and SE 37th Pl. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The speed limit will be legally reduced to 25 mph during this project in this area. Variable message boards are in place to the north and south of the area of work. Drivers should use caution and expect delays. This project will last until the end of December.
Sidewalk Curb Ramp Reconstruction
The City of Sammamish is working to implement its ADA Transition Plan. Sidewalk ramps in high pedestrian use areas and on streets scheduled for resurfacing next year are being reconstructed to improve accessibility. Work was performed in the following locations:
- 228th Ave SE from Issaquah Pine Lake Rd to SE 24th St;
- Klahanie Drive SE from SE Issaquah Fall City Road to 249th Avenue SE, and
- 247th Place SE-246th Avenue SE-SE 43rd Place-244th Place SE from Issaquah Pine Lake Road SE to SE Klahanie Boulevard.
Most of the work has been completed. Replacement of the pedestrian crossing warning beacons at Klahanie Dr SE and 249th Pl SE is the only work remaining. This work is scheduled to be completed by early December.
SE 4th St from 218th Ave SE to 228th Ave SE
Crews will be working on storm sewer manholes in five locations. This work is scheduled to begin in late November, weather permitting, and is anticipated to last a few days. Flaggers will be directing traffic around the work between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
East Lake Sammamish Trail South Segment B Stage 2 Construction
This is a King County Trail Project
The King County East Lake Sammamish Trail (ELST) South Segment B Phase 2 will begin construction in Spring 2022. All private property owners adjacent to the trail will be able to access their property during construction with limited exceptions for safety reasons. For example, access may be limited, or neighbors may experience short delays during major material unloading or wall construction along a lane. King County plans to incorporate flaggers/spotters on site on site to help pedestrians safely access their properties during daytime.
- Project Start Point: Approximately 1,350’ south of the intersection of SE 8th Street / East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE (STA 371+59)
- Project End Point: Approximately 750’ south of the intersection of NE 16th Street / East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE (STA 468+00)
The last uncompleted ELST section, the 1.9-miles from Pine Lake Creek to Inglewood Hill Road, will be closed for construction beginning in early June 2022 until December 2023.
For additional project information, please visit the project website: www.kingcounty.gov/eastlakesammamishtrail. You may also contact the project team directly by email at ELST@kingcounty.gov or by calling the project hotline at 1-888-668-4886.
Puget Sound Energy Natural Gas Project
Gas main work in the Tree Farm Neighborhood is complete. Asphalt patching has started. This work will last at least two weeks and take place Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Drivers should expect delays and use caution. Impacted streets are NE 7th Ct, 237th Pl NE, NE 6th Ct, NE 6th St, NE 4th Pl, 238th Ave NE and 239th Ave NE, Sammamish. See map of work below.
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
Notices for construction activity outside of the City of Sammamish:
Road maintenance on 244th Ave NE near Redmond Fall City Rd, (SR-202)
This is a King County Local Services project.
King County Road Services Division is prioritizing 244th Ave NE near SR-202 to receive snow and ice pre-treatment. Due to a slide occurring in winter 2020, both lanes of 244th Ave NE are narrowed until the impacted support wall can be repaired. The repair of the support wall is expected to begin in Summer 2023. Soil samples yielded unexpected data, which caused the design phase to be extended. King County Road Services Division has a 24/7 Road Helpline - (206) 477-8100. More information on this project can be found, linked here.
Downtown Redmond Link Extension (DRLE) - Sound Transit work
This is a City of Redmond and Sound Transit project.
To stay up-to-date and learn more about this project, please visit the DRLE tab in Cone Zone.