Council approves contract for widening of Sammamish Parkway

September 22, 2015

NEW — 4:54 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015

The Issaquah City Council approved a $3.3 million bid for the widening of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast at its regular meeting Sept. 8.

The city estimated the total project cost at $7.5 million. Issaquah received grants from the Puget Sound Regional Council and the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board totaling $6.9 million for the work.

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Eastbound I-90 lane to close between Bellevue and Issaquah overnight Saturday

September 17, 2015

NEW — 3:09 p.m. Sept. 17, 2015

Drivers who use eastbound Interstate 90 near Lake Sammamish should prepare for possible delays Saturday night, Sept. 19, through Sunday morning, Sept. 20.

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close up to three left lanes of eastbound I-90 between 150th Avenue Southeast in Bellevue and state Route 900 in Issaquah from 7 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. for paving work.

In the Puget Sound area, drivers can get real-time traffic information on their phone with the WSDOT traffic app, by tracking the WSDOT traffic Twitter feed, and get advanced information from the What’s Happening Now page.

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Over a year after landslide, repairs begin on May Valley Road

July 19, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 19, 2015

After over a year of being reduced to just one lane, Southeast May Valley Road will be closed to all traffic beginning July 20.

The King County Department of Transportation will repair damage done to the road by a landslide in March 2014. The road is expected to stay closed for approximately six weeks.

The affected section of road runs between 223rd Avenue Southeast and 229th Drive Southeast. May Valley Road traffic is being detoured onto Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast, Newport Way Northwest and state Route 900.

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Transportation improvement list maps out future city roadwork

June 10, 2015

Like every other city in the state, Issaquah annually goes through the exercise of creating a Transportation Improvement Program, a list of proposed transportation projects to hopefully be undertaken in the next six years, in this case, through 2021.

The TIP is a requirement of state law and makes the listed projects eligible for state and federal funding. The 61 projects on Issaquah’s 2016 list range from a $30 million plan to extend Southeast 62nd Street into the Pickering Place shopping center to a trail connection in Tibbetts Valley Park priced at about $48,000.

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Lane of Highlands Drive closes for construction

May 5, 2015

The western southbound lane of Highlands Drive Northeast, between Southeast 59th and Northeast Lilac streets, is closed for about two weeks.

Two southbound lanes will remain open to vehicles at all times.

During the closure, curb and sidewalk work will be done on the west side of Highlands Drive.

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One lane of 43rd Way to close

March 31, 2015

NEW — 11:50 a.m. March 31, 2015

Starting April 1, eastbound 43rd Way will be reduced from two lanes to one from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays for construction.

The lane closure is expected to continue for up to four weeks.

Signage will alert drivers to the lane closure.

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May Valley Road yet to rebuild one year after landslide

March 3, 2015

If you have driven May Valley Road anytime in the past year, you likely noticed the road is reduced to one lane between roughly 223rd Avenue Southeast and 229th Drive Southeast.

At the same time, you also may have noticed that while the south side of the road is blocked from traffic, there has been absolutely no sign of any construction work. Automated, solar-powered traffic signals allow vehicles to travel the effected stretch of road in alternating directions.

King County closed the south side of the road following a landslide that damaged that road in early 2014, said Rochelle Ogershok, a spokeswoman for the King County Road Services Division.

By Tom Corrigan Westbound cars last week on Southeast May Valley Road proceed on the one-lane restricted King County road after the automated traffic signal turns green.

By Tom Corrigan
Westbound cars last week on Southeast May Valley Road proceed on the one-lane restricted King County road after the automated traffic signal turns green.

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Daily lane closures on Issaquah-Hobart Road start Monday morning

February 8, 2015

NEW — 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2015

Two lanes on Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily starting Monday, Feb. 9.

The lane closure will be between Southeast 132nd Way and Southeast 104th Street at the southern city limits of Issaquah and last the week, with the possibility of work wrapping up early. Flaggers will alternate traffic, and traffic will move slowly and cause travel delays.

The lane restrictions are needed for a contractor to complete guardrail work. Travelers are advised to drive slowly, pay attention to signs and flaggers, and exercise caution in work zones.

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To the Editor

December 23, 2014


The true spirit of the holiday is love

I’m a Hallmark Christmas movie fanatic. There’s nothing better after a long work week than coming home, curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and watching a movie about love and sacrifice. Last weekend, I felt as if I was in one of those movies.

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Avoid backups, street repairs throughout Issaquah

October 14, 2014

NEW — 1:28 p.m. Oct. 14, 2014

City crews have started street improvement projects throughout Issaquah.

Motorists are advised to watch for:

  • Front Street North from Northeast Crescent Drive to Gilman Boulevard: removal of existing curb ramps and replacement, as well as curb and sidewalk repair, through Oct. 17. Prepare for traffic backups at Front Street North and Gilman Boulevard.
  • Seventh Avenue Northwest and Northwest Juniper Street: curb ramp work and paving, with work on the ramps, through Oct. 17, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Northwest Juniper Street from Fifth Avenue Northwest to Newport Way Northwest: milling is scheduled to start Oct. 17, with paving to follow Oct. 20, both from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Front Street North: milling is scheduled for Oct. 20-21, with paving to follow Oct. 21-24, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

All work is weather dependent. Learn more by calling Public Works Operations at 281-5413.

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