July 27, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. July 27, 2015
Drivers should prepare for what the city called short, recurrent lane closures at two Front Street intersections July 28.
Starting as early as 5 a.m., crews intermittently will close lanes at the intersections of Front Street and Sunset Way, along with Front Street North and Northwest Dogwood Street, to accommodate tractor-trailers carrying 95-foot bridge girders.
The girders will be used in the new bridge on Northwest Dogwood Street.
July 9, 2015
Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons headline the first concert of the Gas Station Blues series.
The performance is from 7-9 p.m. July 16 at the Hailstone Feed Store (historic Shell station), 232 Front St. N.
The series runs every Thursday night through Aug. 20.
July 2, 2015
Robin Kelley may be kept busiest when it comes to Salmon Days in October. But as director of festivals for the city of Issaquah, she confided that their favorite time of year just might be the Fourth of July.
That’s when the community turns out for Issaquah’s Down Home 4th of July and Heritage Day.
June 2, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. June 2, 2015
The Downtown Issaquah Association’s final Wine Walk of the season is June 5.
Enjoy live music, art happenings, snacks and local boutique wines poured in various tasting locations on Front Street.
Front Street shops and restaurants are open to the general public during Wine Walk and all ages are welcome.
June 1, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. June 1, 2015
Fenders on Front Street Car Show & Cruise, a Father’s Day tradition, returns June 21.
The free all-day event culminates with a cruise of classic cars. Starting at 3 p.m., car show participants will gather along Front Street North and cruise along West Sunset Way to Newport Way Northwest to Gilman Boulevard.
See hundreds of classic and vintage cars as you stroll down Front Street. Listen to classic tunes and see live music at several locations. End the afternoon with a barbecue at Confluence Park.
Learn more at www.fendersonfrontstreet.com.
May 27, 2015
While a final answer may not arrive until the end of next month, at least one local legislator is hoping he can bring home some dollars to ease congestion on Interstate 90.
The city was in line for about $126 million for road projects in the Senate version of the state’s latest budget, Mayor Fred Butler said in March.
May 12, 2015
Help make school start times later
Issaquah has joined the national Start School Later movement, where health care professionals, sleep scientists, educators, economists, legislators, parents and students are united in their concern that early school start times for teenagers are a major factor contributing to the widespread sleep deprivation facing teens, and that this constitutes a significant public health concern.
April 22, 2015
NEW — 4:45 p.m. April 22, 2015
Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8) in urging Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to grant Emergency Relief program funding to help Washington state cover the costs of repairs for the Interstate 90 overpass, according to a news release from Murray’s office.
On March 13, a Recology CleanScapes garbage truck with its lift in the air struck and damaged the overpass above Front Street.
“The Front Street I-90 overpass is critical to in King County and to the State of Washington,” the members of Congress wrote. “As part of the I-90 corridor, it plays an important role in supporting international trade through the movement of goods across Washington and to our ports, creating and sustaining hundreds of thousands of jobs in the state.
April 21, 2015
After examining the Interstate 90 overpass above Front Street, Washington State Department of Transportation bridge engineers have decided a damaged girder on the bridge will need to be replaced, according to information from the city and the state.
A Recology CleanScapes garbage truck struck with its lift in the air struck and damaged the bridge March 13. The lift punched a large hole in one of the bridge’s girders.
“By our estimate, it’ll cost $1.2 million to replace the damaged girder,” said Dave McCormick, WSDOT assistant regional administrator. “We’ll get started on construction later this year.”
April 21, 2015
Adopted in late 2012, the Central Issaquah Plan has been described as a long-term vision for the city that would bring about a dense urban core, a mix of residential and commercial development.
While a few projects are already underway, at the behest of the Issaquah City Council, the city Economic Vitality Commission has identified a number of locations and issues that eventually could receive some extra attention from the city leading to development of anchor projects within the plan area. Regarding the development sites, that extra attention will likely consist of some form of economic incentive.