SE 43rd Way Signal

SE 43rd Signal Project

Overview

The City is realigning the driveways to Providence Point and Forest Village, and installing a traffic signal at the new intersection.

Along with the new intersection, work will include relocating utilities; constructing detention and stormwater treatment facilities; and installing new sidewalks from Providence Point west to the existing sidewalk in front of Providence Ridge. View the design here.

Background

In 2004, the City completed the Providence Point Transportation Needs Assessment Study. The study was developed in response to the annexation of the Providence Point area to the City of Issaquah in 2003.

In 2005, staff met with the Providence Point Homeowners Association, and ultimately the Council modified the 2005 budget to include $250,000 to begin work on the realignment of the driveways and the installation of a traffic signal at the Providence Point and Forest Village entrances on Southeast 43rd Way. The project stalled several times due to a lack of construction funding, most recently at the end of 2010.

In 2018, the project was revived, and the design was brought up to current standards. On February 3, 2020 the City Council awarded a construction contract to Rodarte Construction, Inc., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.

Construction

Construction started on Monday, March 16, 2020 and is expected to be completed in early 2021.

Most of the work has been relocating the underground utilities in order to make room for the rest of the improvements. The utility relocations are expected to be completed in July 2020. Construction crews have also been improving the stormwater system, excavating roadway and constructing retaining walls. The contractor will begin two large stormwater detention vaults in early July 2020.

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