New pavement coming to Southeast 14th Street in Sammamish
March 12, 2013
Sammamish will get about 500 feet of new road in the near future.
A new development, Lawson Park, will straddle Southeast 14th Street and be adding about 31 houses to the area east of the Renaissance Ridge Development.
Right now, a stretch of road between Renaissance Ridge and the Windsor Fields development is a 50-year-old private gravel road, used by homeowners to access their properties.
While the gravel road is privately owned, there is a clause that states the landowners must turn it over to the city when requested for a public road.
The builder of the new development will complete a portion of road through the property being developed, but there will still be a small gravel section.
In order to complete the road, and help allow traffic to flow in multiple directions, the city will pave the gravel section between the new development and Windsor Fields.
Public Works Director Laura Philpot expects the new stretch of road the city is paving to cost $175,000.
The plan calls for a 22-foot wide road, with an extra five feet on one side to allow for pedestrians, which could be a paved sidewalk.
Philpot hopes the new road will be complete before people start moving into the new development.
In a somewhat related project, a developer is paying to have a traffic roundabout installed nearby, at the intersection of 248 Avenue Southeast and Southeast 14th Street.