Highlands traffic changes planned through March 22

March 21, 2013

By Staff

NEW — 4:20 p.m. March 21, 2013

Construction of the new Grand Ridge Plaza in the Issaquah Highlands will cause some traffic revisions today and tomorrow.

Changes will only affect the roads between Northeast Discovery Drive and Northeast High Street. Here is the list of revisions:

• Northeast Ellis Drive will be closed between Ninth Ave Northeast and Northeast Highlands Drive

• 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Highlands Drive Northeast’s two left turn lanes to the Northeast Ellis Drive through left lane will be closed

• 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Highlands Drive Northeast two left through lanes between Northeast Federal Drive and Northeast Park Drive will be closed

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Ninth Ave Northeast left through lane will be closed north and south of Northeast Ellis Drive

The construction of the Safeway store in the area will be ongoing, but city managers are committed to have it affect as few people as possible.

“We are meeting with contractors on a weekly basis,” said Doug Schlepp, a consultant with RH2 Engineering, which is assisting the city with development. “There is a lot of work to do, but it is a coordinated effort.”

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