Share ideas for Newport Way upgrades

November 3, 2009

By Staff

City officials want to know how nearly a mile of Newport Way near Issaquah Valley Elementary School should be improved. Bring ideas to a city open house at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the school, 555 N.W. Holly St.Officials hope to improve Newport Way from West Sunset Way to Maple Street. The city wants better safety, traffic flow and storm water management on the street. Officials will discuss enhanced facilities for cyclists and walkers, and landscaped medians and planters.

Newport Way Northwest includes a single lane of traffic in each direction, bordered by narrow shoulders and asphalt walking paths. Most vehicles use the street as a major roadway.

Officials are reviewing a three-lane configuration with intersections outfitted with traffic signals, or a two-lane option with roundabout intersections.

During the open house, officials will present both options. Design work could begin next year. Construction would depend on funding and grants.

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