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West Sammamish River Bridge to reopen lanes

Photo credit – City of Kenmore Quarterly news

Before the end of the year, the southbound (west side) lanes of the Sammamish River bridge will reopen, while work on the project continues toward completion late in 2022.

While the bridge deck is complete, there is still much to be done over the next year to finish up the project. In addition to replacing the existing southbound bridge across the Sammamish River the construction includes new sidewalks and bike facilities on the west side of the road between NE 170th St and NE 175th St. Also included are new traffic signals at NE 170th Street and NE 175th St, new street lighting, utility undergrounding and new landscaping.

Drivers will continue to experience lane shifts and restrictions while crews work on installing utilities, both above and below the bridge, bicycle lanes, and the overlook and pedestrian walkway on the west side of the bridge.

Until those projects are completed the speed limit will remain 25 MPH through the work zone for the safety of the public and construction team. This speed limit applies 24/7 in both directions regardless of lane restrictions. Please drive safely and be aware of bicyclists sharing the roadway and construction crews nearby.

Source: City of Kenmore Fall Quarterly

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