Expect roundabout lane closures
January 30, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 30, 2010
Officials closed the southbound bypass lane on the new roundabout at East Lake Sammamish Parkway and Southeast 43rd Way for about two weeks, while crews revise signage and pavement markings.
The roundabout will be completed after final paving occurs; the task depends on weather conditions. Lanes will close for a few days — or during a single-day full intersection closure — during final paving.
The city and contractor will work to limit impacts to drivers. Officials will notify residents at least a week before final paving starts. Check the city Web site or 1700-AM radio station for updates.
Engineers often study traffic patterns created by new projects and then make revisions based on the data.
Workers completed initial paving for the project Nov. 17 and the roundabout opened the next day. Crews planned to construct the roundabout in mid- to late-summer, but unforeseen utility work and weather conditions extended the construction schedule by almost two months.