Mayor to cut ribbon at undercrossing ceremony

January 4, 2011

By Staff

Crews completed another road link between north and south Issaquah last month, and residents can join Mayor Ava Frisinger to cut the ribbon on the roadway Jan. 11.

The long-planned Interstate 90 Undercrossing — Fourth Avenue Northwest — runs from a traffic signal at the Issaquah Post Office along Northwest Gilman Boulevard, connects into the rail corridor behind Gilman Station, forms a T-shaped intersection at Southeast 62nd Street, continues along 221st Place Southeast and then terminates at Southeast 56th Street.

Frisinger and other officials plan to open the road at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 11 under the interstate and near the post office. Parking is available near the intersection of Northwest Gilman Boulevard and Northwest Juniper Street just east of the red caboose, but space is limited.

The undercrossing supplements traffic-clogged Front Street North and state Route 900, the other connectors between north and south Issaquah. Both older crossings also provide access to the interstate, but the combination of local traffic and vehicles from the on- and off-ramps add to the gridlock.

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