Road Projects for the Week of October 22 - 28
Emergency Tree Removal on East Lake Sammamish Parkway
There is an emergency tree removal happening the morning of Wednesday October 26th on East Lake Sammamish Parkway just north of the Sammamish Landing Park (see map below). Work is planned to start at 8:30 am. There will be flaggers directing traffic and the northbound lane will be closed along with short full lane closures when larger sections of the tree come down. The work and cleanup are expected to take one hour.
Cell Tower Work - Expect Delays
Crews are working on the cell tower outside the Heritage Hills Neighborhood entrance on Sahalee Way NE and NE 28th Pl. Drivers should expect some delays. Traffic control will be guiding cars and pedestrians through the work zone. Work started on 10/24 and is anticipated to continue until 10/28. Working hours will be 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Eastbound Issaquah-Fall City Road Work
Work is occurring on the South side of IFCR, heading eastbound, approximately 300 meters before the roundabout at IFCR and 247th PL SE. IFCR will be closed down to a single lane as needed for work. See below for a map indicating the area of work.
Work will start 30 minutes after Pacific Cascade Middle School's start times on Wednesday, 10/26 and Thursday, 10/27. Hours of work are as follows:
- Wednesday, 10/26: 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, 10/27: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Weekend Closure of Offramp from Eastbound SR 520 to Redmond Way/SR 202
This is a Sound Transit Project
Beginning the evening of Friday, October 21, crews will be closing the offramp from eastbound State Route 520 to Redmond Way/State Route 202 in order to perform work near the offramp.
This closure will be in place from 9 p.m. on Friday, October 21st to 5 a.m. on Monday, October 24th. Check out the map for detours. Learn more about this closure on Sound Transit's construction alert, linked here.
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. Below is more information on specific locations.
The hours of work are 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Due to the nature of this work, the sidewalks along the area of work will be closed and pedestrian detour routes will be provided and indicated with signage. During certain portions of this work, the road will be reduced to one lane of traffic. Reader boards are posted around areas of work to alert drivers and pedestrians. Pedestrians should expect delays and plan their routes accordingly. Drivers should use caution and expect minor delays.
228th Avenue SE from Issaquah Pine Lake Road SE to SE 24th Street
Work in this location will occur between August and October. The work crew will be staggering work at intersections to keep pedestrian pathways open.
The specific areas of work are as follows:
- Eastbound SE 24th St, concluding at Audubon Park Dr SE
- The entrance to Discovery Elementary School
- The intersection of 228th Ave SE and SE 24th St
- Southbound 228th Ave SE along Pine Lake Park
- The intersection of 228th and Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE
Below is a map with the specific areas of work indicated in green.
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.
Work on these streets is scheduled to last through December. The work crew will be staggering the construction to minimize impacts to pedestrian routes. Below is a map with the specific areas of work indicated in green
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
Crews from Puget Sound Energy and InfraSource will be working to replace portions of the existing underground natural gas main with new, corrosion-resistant plastic pipe. Traffic control flaggers and signs will guide vehicles and pedestrians safely around the project areas and there will be lane closures and revisions as crews move along the project route.
Gas main work in the Tree Farm Neighborhood is ongoing. Work will take place between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The gas main replacement on NE 8th St is complete. Necessary asphalt restoration should begin in late October. Work on NE 8th St. will take place Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Rough Pavement Reminder: PSE’s recent gas work on NE 8th St between 228th Ave NE and easterly roundabout is temporarily covered with asphalt, but the surface is currently rough. Staff are aware of this are working with PSE to have the pavement restored to a better condition as quickly as possible. In the meantime, motorists and bicyclists are reminder to use caution when navigating the area with their motor vehicles.
Drivers should expect delays and use caution. Impacted streets are NE 8th St, NE 7th Ct, 237th Pl NE, NE 6th Ct, NE 6th St, NE 4th Pl, 238th Ave NE and 239th Ave NE, Sammamish. See maps of work below for more details.
Striping and Thermoplastic Markings Maintenance Work
The City will be performing striping and thermoplastic maintenance work on the city’s arterials throughout the summer to refresh existing fog lines, center lines, and thermoplastic markings. Thermoplastic markings include arrows, stop bars, bike symbols, and other markings in the roadway. The arterials being targeted are shown in the map below. This type of work requires dry road pavement so dry weather days are being targeted. Drivers should expect delays and use caution.
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.
Crews are scheduled to close the on-ramp from Redmond Way to westbound SR 520 for four months in order to build a new on-ramp. This is part of the Redmond Link Extension construction. Drivers should plan accordingly due to the ramp closure. To stay up-to-date and learn more about this project, please visit the DRLE tab in Cone Zone.