City asks for input about truck routes
September 14, 2010
City planners could redraw the routes large trucks use to travel through Issaquah.
Before the city takes action, officials encourage residents to offer feedback on proposals. The city has received feedback from residents concerned about truck noise, air pollution and the number of trucks along East Sunset Way. The soon-to-be-completed East Sunset Way approach to Interstate 90 has also raised concerns about increased truck traffic, after crews finish the upgraded roadway.
The truck route for the street starts at the I-90 interchange, and then progresses along Newport Way Southwest to Front Street South and the southern city line.
The route and state Route 900 remain the only approved north-south routes in Issaquah.
In late spring, state Department of Transportation crews completed the yearslong effort to widen state Route 900. The road can better accommodate larger trucks.
City planners want to know if the improvements justify closing the East Sunset Way truck route.
Send comments to city Transportation Planner Gary Costa at 1775 12th Ave. N.W., Issaquah, WA 98027 or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments sent to Costa and received at the open house will be shared with the Council Transportation Committee on Sept. 30, before officials make any decision.
The open house comes as state crews near completion of the $1.3-million project to widen the Sunset Way approach to the interstate.
Plans call for wider lanes bracketed by concrete barriers bordered by shoulders, curbs and a sidewalk. Workers also built a permanent support to replace a temporary retaining wall fashioned from dirt and high-density fabric.
The project adds the final piece to the I-90 interchange. The rest of the project was completed in 2003.
City truck route open house
- 6 p.m.
- Sept. 23
- Eagle Room at City Hall
- 130 E. Sunset Way.