Sammamish asks state to allow transportation taxes

June 8, 2013

New: June 8, 11:16 a.m.

The Sammamish City Council on a 6-1 vote will ask the Legislature to approve a transportation package which includes the authority for localities to increase taxes. The local option taxes would then be used to fund a variety of transportation needs in the county, including transit funding. Read more

Sammamish asks state to allow transportation taxes

June 6, 2013

New: June 6, 2 p.m.

The Sammamish City Council on a 6-1 vote will ask the Legislature to approve a transportation package which includes the authority for localities to increase taxes. The local option taxes would then be used to fund a variety of transportation needs in the county, including transit funding. Read more

‘Look, Smile, Wave!’ promotes bike safety

May 23, 2013

As the summer draws nearer, promoting bus and bike safety becomes more important. The new campaign, “Look, Smile, Wave!” continues for Bike Safety Month, according to a press release from the King County Department of Transportation.

This safety campaign marks the second year King County Metro has teamed up with the Seattle Department of Transportation, Bicycle Alliance of Washington and Cascade Bicycle Club on transit bus ads that remind bus operators and cyclists to be on the lookout for each other. Read more

Project to widen Sahalee Way moves up a couple years

May 19, 2013

New: May 19, 3:16 p.m.

A plan to widen a portion of Sahalee Way could get started sooner than expected.

Traffic volumes on the stretch of road from the area near the east gate entrance to Sahalee and the city limits have been increasing faster than expected, said City Engineer Jeff Brauns at the May 14 City Council work session. Read more

State considering new car tab tax for King County

March 1, 2013

New: March 1, 2:58 p.m.

By Kylee Zabel, Reporter

WNPA Olympia News Bureau

 

More taxes to sustain existing benefits are the financial crutch being considered by the Legislature to support public transportation entities in King county.

The House Transportation Committee Feb. 25 heard testimony on a bill that would allow county and/or city officials to increase the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax (MVET) by 1.5 percent, with conditions, to support specific transportation services. Read more

Sammamish to start review of transportation network

February 6, 2013

Sammamish is embarking on a study of its transportation network that could finally, officially kill the East Lake Sammamish Parkway project.

The City Council Jan. 22 directed city transportation planners to review the way Sammamish sets its standards for its transportation network. As the city changes the standards, it may, among other things, mean that the city would no longer need to improve the parkway, a project which has stirred controversy for years. Read more

Part of Duthie Hill Road to close for construction this summer

July 1, 2012

New: July 1, 11:16 a.m.

Residents in the Aldarra, Montaine and Trossachs neighborhoods headed to Redmond or Fall City may have a bit longer of a drive later this summer.

King County crews will be replacing the Patterson Creek Bridge, on Duthie Hill Road near state Route 202. Linda Thilke, spokeswoman for King County Department of Transportation, said the department is still finalizing permits for the work, but aims to begin construction Aug. 13 at the earliest. The road will likely remain closed for about three months, Thilke said. Read more

Sammamish decides on repaving projects for the summer

June 5, 2012

New: June 5, 2:53 p.m.

Portions of nine Sammamish neighborhoods and several arterials will be getting new pavement this summer.

At a May 14 meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the city’s list of pavement overlay projects for the year. Read more

Post-storm potholes likely coming to Sammamish

January 31, 2012

The new carpet of tree limbs and branches isn’t the only thing left in the aftermath of the recent run of wind, rain, ice and snow.

The winter weather is also likely to lead to more potholes in Sammamish’s roads. And Public Works Director Laura Philpot said the city relies on heads up from citizens to keep tabs on the state of city roads. Read more

Plan for roundabout underway

January 30, 2012

New: Jan. 30, 2:21 p.m.

The city will be adding a roundabout at the intersection of Northeast Eighth Street and 233rd Avenue to handle increased traffic expected from adding a second entrance to Eastlake High School.

The council approved spending up to $165,000 on the design of the project, which officials from city and Lake Washington School District officials aim to have finished by the time school starts again in the fall. The project, which is expected to cost a total of $777,000 is part of the expansion of Eastlake in preparation for ninth graders being added to the school. The expansion is being funded by a $65.4 million school levy approved by voters in February 2011. Read more

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