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Revised traffic plan for Sammamish bridge work approved

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City Council approved changing traffic to 1-lane in each direction to allow for demolition of the entire west bridge starting in January, 2021. This traffic configuration will last for 10 months, but will keep the project on schedule and within budget. 

This means long delays will be the norm during this 10-month period, but there are also some advantages to this option:

  • Complete project without additional fish windows. A “fish window” is a period of time defined by the Department of Ecology when in-water work is authorized. The fish window takes into consideration salmon migration.

  • Majority of roadway work completed in June 2022 versus the original schedule completing by September 2022

  • Approximately $500,000 in cost savings

  • Increased safety for workers and the public

  • Reduced environmental impacts

  • Reduced night work activity

  • Project completed on time and within budget

The City understands that this will be a trying time for many. The City’s objective is to provide a safe, new bridge, a wonderful pedestrian promenade with 8-foot sidewalks and 8-foot bike path, new sidewalk along the east side of the corridor, new decorative street lighting, underground utilities, and a lot of new trees and landscaping to create a buffer zone and enhance visual appeal. Thank you for your continued patience as this important work is completed.

You can get answers to questions:

Website: Visit for current information Email: Phone: 24/7 project hotline (425) 201-4147 Sign up for email updates here

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