Third Avenue bridge idea doesn’t sit well with neighbors

August 7, 2015

NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 7, 2015

The notion of a new north-south route through Issaquah won healthy support from those taking a city survey, but fell completely flat with most of the 50 or so people crammed into City Council chambers Aug. 3.

To produce the new north-south route, the survey indirectly suggested building a traffic-supporting bridge over the East Fork of Issaquah Creek, connecting what is now the end of Third Avenue Northeast with Northeast Gilman Boulevard south of Northeast Dogwood Street.

During the public comment section of the Aug. 3 council session, residents said they had fought against such a bridge previously and would do so again. They claimed the added traffic would ruin a now quiet, largely secluded neighborhood, one of the last residential neighborhoods in downtown Issaquah. Read more

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April 1, 2014

Vote yes on roads and transit funds

The state failed, once again, to find a way to fund transportation. So, once again, the county is on the hook to do so. It’s unfortunate that it has come to this, but it has. Voters should approve King County’s Proposition 1, to fund roads and transit.

It’s not cheap, ($60 on car tabs per year and a 0.1 percent sales tax increase for the next 10 years) but neither is the transportation network needed to keep one of the fastest growing counties in the nation moving.

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