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

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Public Meeting 3: Issaquah Fall City Road Phase 1

Please join us June 1, 2017, from 6 - 8 pm at Pacific Cascade Middle School

Learn about future improvements coming to Issaquah Fall City Road and provide input to help refine the selected roadway design

project Summary

Phase 1 of this project will widen Issaquah Fall City Road between 242nd Ave SE and Klahanie Dr SE. Issaquah Fall City Road will be widened to 4 thru lanes, with intersection improvements at 242nd, 247th, and Klahanie Drive. Project design began March 23, 2016, with design completion scheduled for December 2017. Construction is scheduled for Summer 2018, for compatibility with grant funding applications.

Project Update

Thank you for your valuable input at the 5/12/16 and 7/13/16 Public Meetings. The City of Sammamish have had meetings with officials from the Issaquah School District and Eastridge Church to discuss the intersections at 247th and 242nd. The project team is currently working towards completing 30% plan design on June 30, 2017.

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 existing residents of the City of Sammamish and surrounding communities. This project will increase the capacity of this roadway segment by widening the existing 2-lane section to a 4-lane section. The project will also promote the City’s goals of complete streets by including bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaping, and a protected student crossing at Pacific Cascade Middle School.


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

Current work item: 30% Design

June 1, 2017 Public Meeting 3, 6-8pm Pacific Cascade Middle School
June 30, 2017 30% Design
September 2017 60% Design
October 2017 Construction and Detour Public Workshop
November 2017 90% Design
January 2018 Public Meeting 4
February/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.

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

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
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


Public Meeting 1

Public Meeting 2


Staff Contact