RoadWise

…King County Road Services' blog. Here to keep you RoadWise.


Leave a comment

West Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE to close for three weeks north of NE Novelty Hill Road

Beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct 5, King County’s Road Services division will close both lanes of West Snoqualmie Valley Road NE just north of NE Novelty Hill Road.

The closure is expected to last for three weeks. It will allow the county to repair damage from a 2014 landslide that undermined the road. A temporary repair after the slide allowed both lanes of the road to remain open while the county prepared for this full reconstruction. 

This project will:

  • Remove unstable soil
  • Build a retaining wall
  • Reconstruct the roadway
  • Install a guardrail
  • Plant native vegetation

What to expect

The county will post detour signs to alert travelers to the closure and guide them along the recommended detour route. For safety reasons, the road will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians and bicycles, in the project area. The construction site will be fenced with a locked gate.

More information is available on the project webpage.

See this location mapped.


Leave a comment

Paving planned for Southeast Ravensdale Way week of Sept. 21

Weather permitting, crews will pave Southeast Ravensdale Way beginning the week of Sept. 21, with work expected to last four to six days. Drivers should prepare for possible delays as crews alternate traffic during single lane closures during the work. Crews plan to work 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays between Southeast Kent-Kangley Road and Black Diamond-Ravensdale Road Southeast.

See this location mapped.

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kcroads


Leave a comment

Lake Alice Road SE near Snoqualmie reopens after culvert repair

Lake Alice Road Southeast reopened today – one day ahead of schedule – after being closed for a major repair project to remove a failing culvertLake Alice photo pipe deep beneath the road and replace it with a fish-passable box culvert. The road had been closed to traffic for the King County project since late June. For more information visit the project webpage.

Thank you to area travelers for safe driving and respect to neighborhoods affected by detours during the project.


Leave a comment

Open early: Repairs to section of SE May Valley Road near Issaquah completed ahead of schedule

Repairs to a section of SE May Valley Road between 223rd Ave. SE and 229th Drive SE are now complete. The road reopened at 7 p.m. this evening more than a week ahead of schedule and in time for school bus access. The road was damaged by a landslide in 2014, requiring partial closure of the road for more than a year before construction began. During construction the road had to be fully closed as crews removed unstable soil from the site, rebuilt the roadway, and installed new guardrails. Thanks for your patience as we worked to repair the damage.

Contractor crew works August 6 to properly measure, place fill to create a stable base for May Valley Road.

Contractor crew works August 6 to properly measure, place fill to create a stable base for May Valley Road.

See this location mapped.

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kcroads.


Leave a comment

County planning to reduce speed limit on Kent-Black Diamond Rd., Auburn Black Diamond Rd. for safer travel

King County is planning to reduce the speed limit on a five-mile segment of Kent-Black Diamond Road SE and SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road soon.

After receiving public comments about unsafe speeding on Kent-Black Diamond Road SE and SE Auburn Black Diamond Road and requests to reduce the area’s speed limit, the county decided to conduct a speed limit evaluation to analyze the issue.  Based on the findings of the evaluation, we concluded that a speed limit reduction is justified from 50 to 45 mph. The speed limit reduction will apply to the abovementioned roads between 168th Avenue SE and the Black Diamond city limits (see map).

If you have questions, please contact Community Relations Planner Dan Anderson at 206-477-3690 or dan.a.anderson@kingcounty.gov.

ABD3


Leave a comment

Kanaskat Bridge reopens after maintenance work wraps up

King County’s repair of the bridge deck on the Kanaskat Arch Bridge over the Green River on Cumberland-Kanaskat Road finished at 5 p.m., Tues., Aug. 18.

The bridge had been fully closed to all traffic this week for overlay work, which extends the life of the bridge deck and creates a smoother travel surface.

Thank you for your patience with delays and detours and staying safe during this important project.

See this location mapped.

Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kcroads