Issaquah Fall City Road – 242nd Ave SE to Klahanie Dr SE



Thank you for participating in the community workshop and online open house. The workshop had 48 community members attend, with 600 visitors and 76 comments gathered during the online open house. Your comments, top concerns, and suggested traffic management controls are currently being tallied and summarized. Stay tuned, we will post the meeting and online open house summary here in the next week or two.


This project will widen Issaquah Fall City Road to four lanes, between 242nd Ave SE and Klahanie Dr SE. The additional lanes along with roundabouts at 242nd, 247th, and Klahanie Drive will improve traffic flow and reduce commute times on this highly-congested roadway. 

Goals and Benefits

As part of the newly annexed section of the City (January 1, 2016), SE Issaquah-Fall City Road is a vital connection route to residents of the City of Sammamish and surrounding communities. This project will double the existing two-lane section to a four-lane section and promote the City’s goals of complete streets by including bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaping, and a protected student crossing at Pacific Cascade Middle School. A bridge located between 247th and Klahanie Drive will raise the roadway to improve safety and meet federal driver stopping sight distance requirements.

Project Update

Please join us for a detour route workshop on October 26th at City Hall. It's a great opportunity to provide feedback on potential construction detour routes. 60% plan design will be completed in November 2017.


3/22/16 City Council reviewed and approved Design Contract
4/19/16 Council Briefing 1, Project Introduction
5/12/16 Public Meeting 1, Pacific Cascade Middle School
May 2016: Began Project Stakeholder Meetings with Schools, Churches, Businesses, Homeowners Associations (details below)
5/24/16 Council Briefing 2, Public Meeting 1 Summary
7/13/16 Public Meeting 2, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Meeting Summary
7/19/16 Council Briefing 3, Public Meeting 2 Summary
7/20/16 Transportation Committee Meeting
7/28/16 Meeting with Issaquah School District, Principal of Pacific Cascade Middle School 
8/2/16 Meeting between the Transportation Committee, Eastridge Church (242nd Intersection) 
9/2/16 Transportation Committee Project Update
10/17/16 Hunters Ridge, Hunters Place, Caliterra HOA meeting
1/10/17 City Council Meeting Presentation on Bridge vs Culvert Stream Crossing
2/7/17 City Council Stream Crossing Selection Presentation, bridge selected
6/1/17 Public Meeting 3
7/17/17 30% Plan Design

Current work items: Detour Planning and 60% Design

October 26 2017 Construction and Detour Public Workshop @ City Hall, 5:30-8pm
November 2017 60% Design
January 2018 Public Meeting 4
February 2018 90% Design
March 2018 Project Bid
Summer 2018 Begin Construction


$28M will be programmed in the 2017-2022 City of Sammamish Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for phase 1 of the Issaquah Fall City Road (IFCR) project, between 242nd and Klahanie Drive. $20M will be allocated in the Six Year TIP for phase 2 of the IFCR project, from Klahanie Drive to Issaquah Beaver Lake Road.

Connecting Washington Logo

A $5M CONNECTING WASHINGTON grant has been awarded to the project. Funds will be allocated for project construction costs, with $3.5M in Phase 1, and $1.5M for Phase 2 construction.

NOTE: The phase 1 budget estimate has been modified to include a bridge. Please keep in mind that TIP values are planning level estimates that include design, construction, right of way and environmental estimates. Engineer's quantity & cost estimates are developed continually throughout the design process, and increase in accuracy as the project nears construction. 

Permits, Environmental Review

4/28/16 onsite meeting with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the City, and Environmental Engineering Consultant staff
9/22/16 SEPA kickoff with WSDOT, the City, and Consultant staff

public utilities

Sammamish Plateau Water is planning to replace approximately 800 feet of an existing 8-inch water main crossing the North Fork of Issaquah Creek. The 8-inch water main was a placeholder for a planned 16-inch transmission main that the District intended to complete when King County raised the road. Plans for the new 16-inch water main will be developed by SPW. For additional information regarding the water utilities, please email SPW's project manager, Jackson Dove ( or call him at (425) 392-6256.

outreach overview

The project outreach efforts listed below are part of the City of Sammamish's commitment to engage and communicate with the public during the alternatives development and design phase of the Issaquah-Fall City Road Improvements Project.

project stakeholder Meetings

4/21/16 Multi-Agency, Interdisciplinary, Stakeholder Advisory (MAISA) Team: WSDOT, City of Issaquah, City of Sammamish, King County 
5/2/16 Issaquah Montessori School
5/3/16 Klahanie Homeowners Association
5/4/16 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
5/5/16 Snoqualmie Springs School
5/9/16 Issaquah School District, District Officials
5/11/16 Eastridge Church
5/13/16 Pacific Cascade Middle School
6/24/16 Klahanie QFC
7/6/16 Eastridge Church
7/28/16 Issaquah School District Officials, Principal of Pacific Cascade Middle School
8/2/16 Eastridge Church
8/4/16 Summit Homes, Copper Ridge Housing Development
9/29/16 Summit Homes, Copper Ridge Housing Development
9/30/16 Member of Local Boy Scout Troup
10/17/16 Caliterra, Hunters Place, Hunters Ridge HOA reps
5/8/17 Sammamish Community Involvement Group
5/16/17 Homeowner on Corridor
5/23/17 Pacific Cascade Middle School
5/23/17 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
5/25/17 Caliterra
5/30/17 Eastgate Church
5/31/17 Snoqualmie Springs School
5/31/17 Pinnacle Assoc (Trossachs) Board Meeting
6/5/17 Beaver Lake Community Club
7/5/17 WA State Transportation Improvement Board Project Meeting and Site Visit
8/2/17 Homeowner on Corridor
8/3/17 PSE Power Utility Coordination Meeting
8/10/17 Sammamish Plateau Utility Coordination Meeting
8/23/17 Zayo Group (Fiber Optic) Utility Coordination Meeting 
8/30/17 PSE Gas Utility Coordination Meeting
project updates
9/26/16 Issaquah Montessori School
9/27/16 Snoqualmie Springs School
9/27/16 Shepherd of the Hills Church
10/6/16 Klahanie HOA
1/9/17 Project Update from City Manager to Project Stakeholders

Project photos & attachments



Public Meeting 1 - May 12, 2016

Public Meeting 2 - July 13, 2016

  • Design Option Evaluation: 468 KB Adobe Acrobat Document - Issaquah Fall City Road - Public Meeting 2 Design Option Evaluation
  • Display Boards: 5.45 MB Adobe Acrobat Document - Issaquah Fall City Road - Public Meeting 2 Display Boards
  • Fact Sheet: 649 KB Adobe Acrobat Document - Issaquah Fall City Road - Public Meeting 2 Fact Sheet
  • FAQ: 212 KB Adobe Acrobat Document - Issaquah Fall City Road - Public Meeting 2 Frequently Asked Questions
  • Poster: 905 KB Adobe Acrobat Document - Issaquah Fall City Road - Public Meeting 2 Poster
  • Presentation: 1.93 MB Adobe Acrobat Document - Issaquah Fall City Road - Public Meeting 2 Presentation -
  • Comment Forms: 7.66 MB Adobe Acrobat Document - Issaquah Fall City Road - Public Meeting 2 Public Comment Forms
  • Meeting 2 Summary: 1.4 MB Adobe Acrobat Document - Meeting 2 Summary

Public Meeting 3 - June 1, 2017

Contruction Detour Workshop - October 26, 2017


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