King County plans to repave two local roads
August 20, 2013
Only a handful of roads are on the county’s summer paving program, including Southeast May Valley Road and Issaquah-Hobart Road.
In late September, depending on the weather, 3.41 miles on Southeast May Valley Road, from state Route 900 to 229th Drive Southeast, is planned to be paved.
In 2014, 1.56 miles of Issaquah-Hobart Road, from the Issaquah city limits to Southeast 132nd Way will be paved, with preparation and paving occurring at night.
The new pavement will add 10 to 15 years of new life for some of the county’s most deteriorated roadways.
The King County Department of Transportation has scheduled only 7 miles of paving. The county cited plummeting tax revenue and tight budgets as the reason for the low number.
The county has $3.4 million in planned work, which includes $2 million in grants. Planned paving on four road sections is generally scheduled outside of peak commute times. However, delays are possible as traffic is funneled into single lanes while crews are paving.