September 2, 2010
NEW — 1:30 p.m. Sept. 2, 2010
King County crews completed pedestrian-safety projects near Briarwood Elementary School and Pacific Cascade Middle School in time for students to return to campus.
The county Road Services Division installed electronic speed limit signs along 168th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 314th Street near Briarwood. The signs use solar power to operate.
Near Pacific Cascade, the Road Services Division added curb, gutter and sidewalk to Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road, plus electronic speed limit signs.
Classes started Tuesday in the Issaquah School District.
February 23, 2010
King County crews started construction on pedestrian safety upgrades along Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road last week.
Between 247th Place Southeast and Klahanie Drive Southeast, workers will install a five-foot sidewalk, a bike lane and additional lighting along the north side of the roadway. Planners expect the project will take about two months to complete.
A westbound lane of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road will close from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. weekdays during the construction period. Drivers may experience periodic traffic delays.
February 8, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 8, 2010
The King County Road Services Division will begin pedestrian safety improvements along a section of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road between 247th Place Southeast and Klahanie Drive Southeast beginning the week of Feb. 15.
County workers will make several improvements along the stretch of roadway, including the installation of a 5-foot-wide concrete sidewalk, a bicycle lane and additional lighting along the north side of the roadway. The project is expected to take about two months to complete.
Motorists should be advised that the one westbound lane of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road will be closed from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday during the construction period. Therefore, motorists may experience periodic traffic delays. Workers will attempt to keep those disruptions to a minimum.
August 17, 2009
NEW — 5 p.m. Aug. 17, 2009
City crews will restripe Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road from East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast to Southeast 58th Street.
Work will last from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. today through Thursday, weather permitting. During the restriping, traffic will be limited to a single lane in each direction.
May 19, 2009
School officials and King County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the cause of another toilet explosion at the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus. Read more
January 19, 2009
An explosion at Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus triggered fire alarms, dispatched emergency crews and damaged a toilet in a second-story bathroom at the school.
January 16, 2009
UPDATE — 7:25 p.m. Jan. 16, 2008
An explosion at Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus triggered fire alarms, dispatched emergency crews and damaged a toilet in a second-story bathroom at the school Friday.
The explosion happened in the 2100 wing of the building, 24635 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road, at about 11:15 a.m., near the end of the school’s first lunch.
The incident is still under investigation by police, said Sara Niegowski, the district communications director.
The school was evacuated in accordance with the school’s emergency plans, Principal Dana Bailey wrote in an e-mail to the school community.
Students were outside briefly before being allowed to wait in the gym while emergency officials surveyed the campus and made sure the school was safe.
In her message, Bailey said staff members and students displayed order and patience while following the school’s evacuation plans.