In-Water, 24/7 Work Starts
As of July 1, the construction team is permitted to begin working around the clock to complete critical work on the West Sammamish River Bridge Replacement Project. The majority of the activities over the next two months will be in-water work, which is limited to a narrow period each year known as the “fish timing window,” identified as the time of year least likely to negatively impact fish and fish habitat.
Work on sidewalk and bike lane improvements on Juanita Drive begin July 6. While taking place concurrently with the bridge project, it is part of the Walkways and Waterways bond measure.
Repaving of sections of Juanita Drive near Arrowhead Elementary and on Simonds road between NE 163rd Pl and 92nd Ave NE has also begun.
While in-water work continues, boat traffic will be restricted at times and regular lane closures will continue Monday through Saturdays throughout the summer.