Repaving projects coming to some neighborhoods
March 18, 2013
Some Sammamish neighborhoods might notice a smoother ride this summer as the city plans to repave about 21 lane miles of road. A lane mile is one mile of a single lane of road. A mile of road with two lanes is considered two lane miles.
Each year, the city does some road work, based on which stretches of pavement are in the worst condition. Since incorporation in 1999, Sammamish has resurfaced 94 lane miles of road.
Sammamish has a total of 360 lane miles of roads. The city has budgeted $3 million for the work this year, and March 12, the City Council got a briefing from Jim Grueber of the Public Works Department on which roads were up for work.
About four lane miles of arterial roads will see improvement, including portions of Louis Thompson and Inglewood Hill roads and 244th Avenue Southeast. Sammamish also has plans to work on neighborhood streets, mostly in the northern part of the city.
Some parts of the Timberline neighborhoods, Hampton Woods, The Country and Evans Creek will see work. Additionally, the city will resurface parts of Northeast 25th Way, Pacific Estates and Murmuring Firs.
Officials hope to award a contract for construction in May, with work beginning in June and finishing in November.
All $3 million is likely to be spent. If construction bids come in under budget, some roads which wouldn’t have been upgraded until next year may be moved up to this year, said Laura Philpot, director of Public Works.