East Lake Sammamish Parkway Project has begun

April 9, 2009

By Contributor

NEW — 6 a.m. April 9, 2009

The city of Sammamish’s East Lake Sammamish Parkway Project is now under way. Drivers are advised to expect increased traffic delays throughout the spring and summer. Learn more about the project here

Although work will be allowed from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., both lanes of the parkway will be kept open before 9 a.m., and between 5 and 6 p.m. Substantial completion of the project is expected by late September. Since the length of traffic delays is difficult to predict, drivers are advised to consider alternate routes.

The parkway project will reconfigure the intersection at Inglewood Hill Road and extend improvements north along the parkway for about four-tenths of a mile. In addition to accommodating an increasing flow of traffic, the project will also make major safety and environmental improvements.

Roundabout ahead

In addition, construction of a roundabout in Issaquah at East Lake Sammamish Parkway and Southeast 43rd Way is expected to start in late spring or early summer. This roundabout will not only improve traffic congestion, but also traffic safety at the intersection.

This project is also expected to cause traffic delays in north Issaquah; more information on timing is expected in the coming months. Learn more about that project here.

City officials in Issaquah and Sammamish are coordinating efforts to keep the public informed during both construction projects.

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2 Responses to “East Lake Sammamish Parkway Project has begun”

  1. Anonymous on April 14th, 2009 7:46 pm

    Worst nightmare!!!

    Some of the “benefits” include but not limited to:
    More traffic jam
    Slower traffic flow
    Wasted tax payers’ money

  2. lunacy on June 17th, 2009 3:10 pm

    This roundabout is assinine. Improve traffic congestion? What congestion? We have a signal that functions just fine. So, lets take one of the busiest intersections in the area and put in a roundabout that 90% of drivers do not understand how to use. Your tax dollars at work.

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