Klahanie Bridge / Issaquah Fall City Road Construction Delayed

Posted by Cary W Porter on Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at 11:02am

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, including construction delays caused by necessary third-party utility relocations and inclement weather, the City of Sammamish's Public Works Department has determined the road opening by end of January is not feasible.

The City of Sammamish has looked at options to hasten the construction or partial openings but has determined in an abundance of caution that these options are not safe nor realistic due to weather events and fiscal constraints.

Upon reviewing the contractor's updated and current schedule, and the status of utility relocations, the bridge and roadway are now scheduled to be opened to traffic on May 1, 2021.

We understand this inconvenience and thank you for your continued patience as we work to improve the City’s traffic flow.

Please visit Issaquah Fall City Road Phase 1 Construction Updates on Connect Sammamish.

Update as of 1/22:

Issaquah-Fall City Road remains closed for construction. Local access will be maintained during the closure. The closure between 247th Place SE and Klahanie Dr. SE will now remain until the end of January 2021.

  1. Construction of the bridge is underway with plans to open two lanes of traffic on the north half of the bridge by the end of January 2021. The south half of the bridge will remain closed while utilities are incorporated in the bridge abutment retaining walls (small wall connections).
  2. Construction of the retaining walls and bridge approaches on the east and west side of the bridge is currently being built.
  3. Between 242nd and 247th Ave. SE, traffic remains on the south side of the roadway. Work continues along the north half of the roadway in this area. The contractor is installing the concrete sidewalk along the north side and placing concrete in the median islands.
  4. Construction of the 242nd roundabout will resume earlier December, as the utilities completing the final relocations in this area.
  5. The contractor will be working on the new detention pond and storm drainage facilities at the northwest corner of the intersection of Issaquah Fall City Road and Klahanie Drive SE.
  6. With the daylight hours shortening in the fall and winter, the contractor is expected to work on the occasional Saturdays to take advantage of daylight hours, weather and keep on schedule.
  7. Daytime Project work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Work Hours 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Klahanie was one of the hottest markets on the Eastside for 2020. Overall, there were substantial increases in price coupled with declining days on market and bidding wars often driving homes sales well above asking price.

One example detailed below listed at $1.1 million and sold for $1,220,005 in only 6 Days on Market which equates to 110.91% of Asking Price!

So, What’s in store for 2021?

  •        All indications are continued price growth estimated to be at least 10% or higher.
  •        Bidding Wars and multiple offers on homes.
  •        Low inventory
  •        Low but slightly increasing interest rates

Take a look at the stats below for a full breakdown. Please remember that each home is different as are the motivations of each seller. For more details on exactly what your home is worth just give me a call or text at 425-891-7447

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