SE 8th St & 218th Ave Corridor Improvement Study

Photo of SE 218th Street looking north, taken from the view point of a person walking on the side of the street. There are currently no sidewalks or bike lanes.

Welcome

At the City of Sammamish, we are working on design concepts to improve the roadway corridor that runs from SE 8th St to NE Inglewood Hill Rd, along 218th Ave SE. Read on to learn more about the project and get involved.

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Background

What is the project corridor?

SE 8th St–218th Ave SE is a multi-street corridor comprised of three main segments:

  • SE 8th Street from 212th Ave SE to 218th Ave SE;
  • 218th Ave SE from SE 8th St to SE 4th St; and
  • 218th/217th/216th Avenues SE and NE from SE 4th St to NE Inglewood Hill Rd

Map showing the SE 8th St. & 218th Ave. Corridor

Map of the SE 8th St & 218th Ave Corridor

  • The southern portion of the corridor was built in the 1920's as a two-lane road with narrow shoulders and open ditches for drainage.
  • Most of the northern portion was built in the 1970's as part of a neighborhood development.
  • The north and south segments were separated between SE 4th Street and Main Street until the late 2000's, when neighborhood developments filled in the gap.

Why are improvements needed?

  • While much of the surrounding area has changed, the roadway itself has seen little improvement.
  • With new residential developments and community parks along the corridor, and with the long-planned Town Center beginning to grow, the roadway is being used more frequently by motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists—yet it only has room for cars, often creating hazardous conditions.

What improvements are being considered?

  • The City wants to improve safety for people driving, cycling, and walking along the corridor. Your input will help determine how best to address existing issues along the corridor.
  • Improvements also need to align with the City’s commitment to protecting environmentally sensitive areas along the corridor, such as stream crossings and wetland that serve as important habitat for fish and wildlife.

How will my input be used?

  • Your input will help us identify concerns about the existing roadway and envision a better corridor for the future.
  • Your feedback will help us develop a conceptual roadway "footprint" that will be used to define the future design plan and project funding needs.

Get involved!

Mark your calendar: Come to our in-person meeting in spring 2020 to talk with us, look over design concepts, and share your ideas. Subscribe for email updates to stay in the loop about this upcoming opportunity to get involved.

Welcome

At the City of Sammamish, we are working on design concepts to improve the roadway corridor that runs from SE 8th St to NE Inglewood Hill Rd, along 218th Ave SE. Read on to learn more about the project and get involved.

如需将网站内容翻译为简体中文,点击右上方的“Select Language”。您可以使用 Google Translate,将本网站翻译成超过 100 种语言。 要了解本计划的更多信息,请致电 (425) 295-0566

Background

What is the project corridor?

SE 8th St–218th Ave SE is a multi-street corridor comprised of three main segments:

  • SE 8th Street from 212th Ave SE to 218th Ave SE;
  • 218th Ave SE from SE 8th St to SE 4th St; and
  • 218th/217th/216th Avenues SE and NE from SE 4th St to NE Inglewood Hill Rd

Map showing the SE 8th St. & 218th Ave. Corridor

Map of the SE 8th St & 218th Ave Corridor

  • The southern portion of the corridor was built in the 1920's as a two-lane road with narrow shoulders and open ditches for drainage.
  • Most of the northern portion was built in the 1970's as part of a neighborhood development.
  • The north and south segments were separated between SE 4th Street and Main Street until the late 2000's, when neighborhood developments filled in the gap.

Why are improvements needed?

  • While much of the surrounding area has changed, the roadway itself has seen little improvement.
  • With new residential developments and community parks along the corridor, and with the long-planned Town Center beginning to grow, the roadway is being used more frequently by motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists—yet it only has room for cars, often creating hazardous conditions.

What improvements are being considered?

  • The City wants to improve safety for people driving, cycling, and walking along the corridor. Your input will help determine how best to address existing issues along the corridor.
  • Improvements also need to align with the City’s commitment to protecting environmentally sensitive areas along the corridor, such as stream crossings and wetland that serve as important habitat for fish and wildlife.

How will my input be used?

  • Your input will help us identify concerns about the existing roadway and envision a better corridor for the future.
  • Your feedback will help us develop a conceptual roadway "footprint" that will be used to define the future design plan and project funding needs.

Get involved!

Mark your calendar: Come to our in-person meeting in spring 2020 to talk with us, look over design concepts, and share your ideas. Subscribe for email updates to stay in the loop about this upcoming opportunity to get involved.

  • Survey and interactive map now closed – thank you for participating!

    2 months ago
    City of sammamish 8th 218th study flier

    Thank you to all those who voiced your ideas on our interactive map and community survey from October 18 through November 22! Your input will help us develop a conceptual roadway "footprint" that will be used to define the future design plan and project funding needs.

    Community outreach and participation:

    You may have received our postcard about the project, checked out our Facebook posts, or saw our flier on “Peachjar” digital bulletin boards for local school districts. Thanks for helping us spread the word! We’re grateful to report that nearly 75 of you provided input on our interactive...

    Thank you to all those who voiced your ideas on our interactive map and community survey from October 18 through November 22! Your input will help us develop a conceptual roadway "footprint" that will be used to define the future design plan and project funding needs.

    Community outreach and participation:

    You may have received our postcard about the project, checked out our Facebook posts, or saw our flier on “Peachjar” digital bulletin boards for local school districts. Thanks for helping us spread the word! We’re grateful to report that nearly 75 of you provided input on our interactive map and we received over 150 responses to our community survey. Your responses will help us identify concerns about the existing roadway and envision a better corridor for the future.

    Stay tuned to this page, as we'll soon be sharing a summary of what we heard from you. In the meantime, check out the pins submitted to our interactive map.

    Next steps:

    Our design team is going to be busy the next few months, developing concepts based on technical findings and your input. We’ll share these concepts with you and ask for your feedback at a public meeting next spring. If you haven’t already, subscribe for email updates to stay in the loop about this upcoming opportunity to come talk with us, look over design concepts, and share your ideas.

    Questions?

    Please contact Jim Grueber, Senior Project Engineer, at: jgrueber@sammamish.us, (425) 295-056


    SE 8th St & 218th Ave Corridor Improvement Study Flier: