The City is committed to working with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to explore funding opportunities that would make Northwest Sammamish Road more accommodating for cyclists and pedestrians in the area commonly called the “pinch point.”
As part of its auxiliary lanes and sound wall project, WSDOT – with the request of a financial contribution from the City – included plans to relocate a retaining wall along Northwest Sammamish Road at the “pinch point” to provide room for future intermodal improvements.
The City Council will be considering this potential expense alongside other priority transportation capital projects on Issaquah’s list. This is challenging, as the City’s funding sources for large capital projects are limited.
The Council’s Ad Hoc Finance Committee identified funding options for transportation capital projects, which the full council reviewed during its regular meeting on March 4.
With WSDOT scheduled to go to bid on its project soon, a decision on the project funding request is expected to be made at the council’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. March 18.
Audience comments will be accepted at the March 18 meeting. If you can’t attend the meeting, you can also send an email to email@example.com.
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