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 promotes the City’s goal 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. All permits have been attained. Projected August 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 December 2018 - Engineering Plans completed12/17/18 SEPA permit approved3/29/19 City Clearing and Grading Permit issued4/2/19 City Council Detour Route Presentation (pdf link)4/11/19 WSDOT Connecting Washington Funding Package approved4/12/19 Army Corp of Engineers Nationwide permit issued4/16/19, 4/23/19 Project advertisement dates5/22/19 King County Clearing and Grading permit issued 5/23/19 Bid opening date6/4/19 Construction contract awarded to Johansen Construction Company, Buckley, WA for $22,377,063.30
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.
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
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.