Issaquah Fall City Road – 242nd Ave SE to Klahanie Dr SE

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project Summary

Phase 1 of this project will widen Issaquah Fall City Road between 242nd Ave SE and Klahanie Dr SE. Issaquah Fall City Road will be widened to 4 thru lanes, with intersection improvements at 242nd, 247th, and Klahanie Drive. Project design began March 23, 2016, with design completion scheduled for December 2017. Construction is scheduled for Summer 2018, for compatibility with grant funding applications.

Project Update

Thank you for your valuable input at the 5/12/16 and 7/13/16 Public Meetings. The City of Sammamish have had meetings with officials from the Issaquah School District and Eastridge Church to discuss the intersections at 247th and 242nd. The project team is currently working towards completing 30% plan design in June 2017.

Goals and Benefits

As part of the newly annexed section of the City (January 1, 2016), SE Issaquah-Fall City Road is a vital connection route to existing residents of the City of Sammamish and surrounding communities. This project will increase the capacity of this roadway segment by widening the existing 2-lane section to a 4-lane section. The project will also promote the City’s goals of complete streets by including bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaping, and a protected student crossing at Pacific Cascade Middle School.


3/22/16 City Council reviewed and approved Design Contract
4/19/16 Council Briefing 1, Project Introduction
5/12/16 Public Meeting 1, Pacific Cascade Middle School
May 2016. Began Project Stakeholder Meetings with Schools, Churches, Businesses, Homeowners Associations (details below)
5/24/16 Council Briefing 2, Public Meeting 1 Summary
7/13/16 Public Meeting 2, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Meeting Summary
7/19/16 Council Briefing 3, Public Meeting 2 Summary
7/20/16 Transportation Committee Meeting
7/28/16 Meeting with Issaquah School District, Principal of Pacific Cascade Middle School 
8/2/16 Meeting between the Transportation Committee, Eastridge Church (242nd Intersection) 
9/2/16 Transportation Committee Project Update
10/17/16 Hunters Ridge, Hunters Place, Caliterra HOA meeting
1/10/17 City Council Meeting Presentation on Bridge vs Culvert Stream Crossing
2/7/17 City Council Stream Crossing Selection: Bridge

Current work item: 30% Design

June 8th, 2017 tentative date for Public Meeting 3
June 2017 30% Design
September 2017 60% Design
November 2018 90% Design
Jan 2018 Public Meeting 4
February/March 2018 Project Bid


Construction: $15.6 million planning level estimate for 4 thru-lanes and intersection improvements at 242nd, 247th and Klahanie Dr.

March 7, 2017 NOTE: The construction estimate is being updated to include a bridge at N. Fork Issaquah Creek and Issaquah Fall City Road

Permits, Environmental Review

4/28/16 onsite meeting with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the City, and Environmental Engineering Consultant staff
9/22/16 NEPA kickoff with WSDOT, the City, and Consultant staff

outreach overview

The project outreach efforts listed below are part of the City of Sammamish's commitment to engage and communicate with the public during the alternatives development and design phase of the Issaquah-Fall City Road Improvements Project.

meetings with project stakeholders

4/21/16 Multi-Agency, Interdisciplinary, Stakeholder Advisory (MAISA) Team: WSDOT, City of Issaquah, City of Sammamish, King County 
5/2/16 Issaquah Montessori School
5/3/16 Klahanie Homeowners Association
5/4/16 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
5/5/16 Snoqualmie Springs School
5/9/16 Issaquah School District, District Officials
5/11/16 Eastridge Church
5/13/16 Pacific Cascade Middle School
6/24/16 Klahanie QFC
7/6/16 Eastridge Church
7/28/16 Issaquah School District Officials, Principal of Pacific Cascade Middle School
8/2/16 Eastridge Church
8/4/16 Summit Homes, Copper Ridge Housing Development
9/29/16 Summit Homes, Copper Ridge Housing Development
9/30/16 Member of Local Boy Scout Troup
10/17/16 Caliterra, Hunters Place, Hunters Ridge HOA reps
project updates

Public Meeting 1

Public Meeting 2


Staff Contact