Ebright Creek Fish Passage

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This project page features the most recent activities on the project. For more details on the project click here.

The goal of the project is to restore the Ebright Creek crossing at East Lake Sammamish Parkway. To do this, the project will remove the existing culvert pipes and replace them with a fully fish passable box culvert, with the goals of improving stream habitat and fish passage to support Kokanee salmon and other fish species. Most of the work is anticipated to be complete by September 2021.

During construction, drivers can expect intermittent lane closures to allow for utility relocation and site preparation. Later this summer there will be up to a 3 week closure of East Lake Sammamish Parkway at Ebright Creek to allow for installation of the box culvert. Additional notifications, message boards, and signs will be posted to detour traffic around the closure. Please check back up updates!

Project Team:

  • Stephanie Sullivan, Project Manager, City of Sammamish
  • Gary Paxton, Construction Manager, KBA, Inc.
  • Mike Dysert, Contractor, Johansen Construction Company, LLC
  • Laura Ruppert, Design Consultant, Osborn Consulting, Inc.

This project page features the most recent activities on the project. For more details on the project click here.

The goal of the project is to restore the Ebright Creek crossing at East Lake Sammamish Parkway. To do this, the project will remove the existing culvert pipes and replace them with a fully fish passable box culvert, with the goals of improving stream habitat and fish passage to support Kokanee salmon and other fish species. Most of the work is anticipated to be complete by September 2021.

During construction, drivers can expect intermittent lane closures to allow for utility relocation and site preparation. Later this summer there will be up to a 3 week closure of East Lake Sammamish Parkway at Ebright Creek to allow for installation of the box culvert. Additional notifications, message boards, and signs will be posted to detour traffic around the closure. Please check back up updates!

Project Team:

  • Stephanie Sullivan, Project Manager, City of Sammamish
  • Gary Paxton, Construction Manager, KBA, Inc.
  • Mike Dysert, Contractor, Johansen Construction Company, LLC
  • Laura Ruppert, Design Consultant, Osborn Consulting, Inc.
  • Project Update - April 2021

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    Happy May! We are entering an exciting time in this project! The project is transitioning from the design phase into the construction phase. As we have done the past few months, a summary of activities completed in April is below. In June, we will start posting more frequent updates with construction schedule details and traffic impacts. As we begin construction season, I want to take this opportunity to ask you to please stay alert and be aware near construction zones and, "Give 'em a BRAKE."

    Please consider visiting WSDOT's Work Zone Awareness page. A few points are provided below for your consideration:

    • Slow Down – drive the posted speeds, they're there for your safety
    • Be Kind – our workers are out there helping to keep you safe and improve the roadways
    • Pay Attention – both to workers directing you and surrounding traffic; put your phone down when behind the wheel
    • Stay Calm – expect delays, leave early or take an alternate route if possible; no meeting or appointment is worth risking someone's life

    Thank you in advance for your care, patience, and understanding during construction! Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns!


    April 2021 Activities

    • Reviewed contractor qualifications and confirmed responsible low bidder. Awarded the contract to Johansen Construction Company, LLC on April 7th.
    • Issued the contractor a limited Notice to Proceed to enable culvert procurement and other administrative work to begin.
    • Finished and recorded easements for work on adjacent private property.
    • Received the preliminary Special Use Permit from King County for staging and working in the trail right-of-way adjacent to the creek.
    • Secured continued design support services with Osborn Consulting, Inc., the design consultant and engineer of record.
    • Continued coordination with Sammamish Plateau Water on an Interlocal Agreement which will go to the City Council and District's Board of Commissioners in May.
    • Continued coordination with other utilities, including Comcast, PSE, and Ziply.


  • Project Update - March 2021

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    • Held the virtual public bid opening on March 17th, the apparent low bidder is Johansen Construction Company, LLC. Anticipated award in April.
    • Selected KBA, Inc. for for Construction Management services.
    • Finalized easement documents, anticipated approval in April.
    • King County Special Use Permit pending issuance anticipated in April.
  • Invitation to Bid Published

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    The invitation to bid for the project was published today in the Seattle Times and the Daily Journal of Commerce. The bid period closes on 3/17/2021 at 2:00 PM PST. For those interested, the final plan set has been uploaded in the Documents section.

  • Project Update - February 2021

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    • Received approval from the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board, Technical Review Team.
    • Continuing to work on easements and the King County Special Use Permit.
    • Completed 100% plans, specification, and estimate and posted to Builder's Exchange.
    • Invitation to bid published, bid opening on 3/17.
    • Solicitation for Construction Management services published.
    • Anticipate awarding both contracts in April.
  • Project Update - January 2021

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    • Provided comment responses to the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board, Technical Review Team.
    • Continuing to work on temporary construction easements and the King County Special Use Permit.
    • Continuing to coordinate with utility providers.
    • Drafting the interlocal agreement with Sammamish Plateau Water.
    • Reviewing draft 100% plans, specification, and estimate for final submittal.
    • Preparing to advertise the project for bid beginning February 24.
  • Project Update - December 2020

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    • Held a public meeting on Dec. 10th, see the recording of the presentation here.
    • Met with the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board, Technical Review Team to discuss 90% plan comments to incorporate into 100% plans.
    • Continuing to work on temporary construction easements and the King County Special Use Permit.
    • Continuing to coordinate with utility providers.
    • Started drafting the interlocal agreement with Sammamish Plateau Water.
    • Continuing work to draft 100% design plans.
    • Preparing for bidding the project in February.
  • YOU'RE INVITED! Public Meeting - December 10th at 6:00 PM

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    Ebright Creek Fish Passage Project - Public Meeting

    The project is planned for construction in Summer 2021 and will replace the culvert under East Lake Sammamish Parkway located between Louis Thompson Road and SE 8th Street. This meeting will share how the project is protecting lake Sammamish kokanee salmon, as well as what you can expect during construction. We hope you will join us virtually on December 10th at 6:00 PM!


    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
    https://www.gotomeet.me/StephanieSullivan3/ebrightcreek

    You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

    Access Code: 415-871-837


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  • Project Update - November 2020

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    • Gave a project update to City Council on 11/17. City Council meeting agendas can be found here.
      • Received Council approval for full road closure during construction.
    • Received JARPA approval from the Army Corps of Engineers.
    • Continuing to work on temporary construction easements and the King County Special Use Permit.
    • Continuing to coordinate with utility providers.
    • Continuing work to draft 100% design plans.
    • Preparing for public meeting planned for Dec. 10th.
  • Project Update - October 2020

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    • Gave a project update presentation to the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group.
    • Confirmed that the King County culvert replacement on Ebright Creek at the trail (as part of the South Sammamish B Segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail) is planned to construct in 2022. More information on the County project can be found here.
    • Working on final updates to the JARPA application with the Army Corps of Engineers.
    • Continuing to work on temporary construction easements and on the King County Special Use Permit.
    • Continuing to coordinate with utility providers.
    • Beginning 100% design plans.
    • Preparing for upcoming City Council meeting and public info session. City Council meeting agendas can be found here.
  • Project Update - September 2020

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    • Responded to 60% comments from the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board.
    • Expecting to hear JARPA status from the Army Corps of Engineers in October.
    • Continuing to work on temporary construction easements and on the King County Special Use Permit.
    • Continuing to refine the details for the pavement section and estimated construction timeline.
    • Continuing to coordinate with utility providers.
    • Completed 90% design plans.