This project will widen Issaquah Fall City Road to four lanes, between 242nd Ave SE and Klahanie Dr SE. The additional lanes along with roundabouts at 242nd, 247th, and Klahanie Drive will improve traffic flow and reduce commute times on this highly-congested roadway.
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 residents of the City of Sammamish and surrounding communities. This project will double the existing two-lane section to a four-lane section and promote the City’s goals of complete streets by including bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaping, and a protected student crossing at Pacific Cascade Middle School. A bridge located between 247th and Klahanie Drive will raise the roadway to improve safety and meet federal driver stopping sight distance requirements. North Fork Issaquah Creek will be removed from a culvert underneath the roadway into a stream channel spanned by the bridge.
The 100% design plans, specs, and estimate have been delivered and work is focused on attaining permits & right of way agreements. Permits and right of way are required before securing an advertisement date and a 2019 construction start date.
3/22/16 City Council reviewed and approved Design Contract4/19/16 Council Briefing 1, Project Introduction5/12/16 Public Meeting 1, Pacific Cascade Middle SchoolMay 2016: Began Project Stakeholder Meetings with Schools, Churches, Businesses, Homeowners Associations (details below)5/24/16 Council Briefing 2, Public Meeting 1 Summary7/13/16 Public Meeting 2, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Meeting Summary7/19/16 Council Briefing 3, Public Meeting 2 Summary7/20/16 Transportation Committee Meeting7/28/16 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 Update10/17/16 Hunters Ridge, Hunters Place, Caliterra HOA meeting1/10/17 City Council Meeting Presentation on Bridge vs Culvert Stream Crossing2/7/17 City Council Stream Crossing Selection Presentation (Bridge was selected)6/1/17 Public Meeting 37/17/17 30% Plan Design completed10/26/17 Construction and Detour Public Workshop here11/17/17 60% Plan Design completed3/13/18 City Council Study Session4/10/18 City Council Study Session5/1/18 City Council Consent Agenda Approval of Roadway Closure for Bridge Construction
4/2/19 City Council Detour Route Presentation
$28M will be programmed in the 2017-2022 City of Sammamish Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for phase 1 of the Issaquah Fall City Road (IFCR) project, between 242nd and Klahanie Drive. $20M will be allocated in the Six Year TIP for phase 2 of the IFCR project, from Klahanie Drive to Issaquah Beaver Lake Road.
A $5M CONNECTING WASHINGTON grant has been awarded to the project. Funds will be allocated for project construction costs, with $3.5M in Phase 1, and $1.5M for Phase 2 construction.
NOTE: The phase 1 budget estimate has been modified to include a bridge. Please keep in mind that TIP values are planning level estimates that include design, construction, right of way and environmental estimates. Engineer's quantity & cost estimates are developed continually throughout the design process, and increase in accuracy as the project nears construction.
4/28/16 onsite meeting with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the City, and Environmental Engineering Consultant staff9/22/16 SEPA kickoff with WSDOT, the City, and Consultant staffApril 2019 SEPA issued and City of Sammamish Clearing and Grading Permit approved
Sammamish Plateau Water is planning to replace approximately 800 feet of an existing 8-inch water main crossing North Fork Issaquah Creek. The 8-inch water main was a placeholder for a planned 16-inch transmission main that the District intended to complete when King County raised the road. Plans for the new 16-inch water main will be developed and bid separately by SPW. For additional information regarding the water utilities, please email SPW's project manager, Jackson Dove (email@example.com) or call him at (425) 392-6256.
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.