Monday, April 23, 2018

Open house on April 25 looks at I-90 corridor improvements from Eastgate to Issaquah

By Taylor Haines

If you’ve ever driven on I-90 during rush hour, you know that cars often move at a slow crawl. We have been working hard to create a solution to the increasing traffic between Eastgate and Issaquah, and we have a plan. We will present the details of our solution at our open house on April 25 in Issaquah.

We looked at a variety of solutions to solving this traffic puzzle, and, we have determined that an additional lane in each direction will best meet the needs of drivers. Our plan is to build an auxiliary lane in each direction between the Eastgate and West Lake Sammamish Parkway interchanges.

An auxiliary lane is a lane that begins at one interchange and ends at the next interchange. Our project team will be available to discuss the project in depth at the open house and you will have an opportunity to provide input on aesthetic designs for noise walls as well.

This project was funded as part of the Connecting Washington funding package in 2015. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2019 with the lanes open to traffic in early 2020.

Open house information
The open house will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 at Tibbetts Creek Manor in Issaquah. There is no formal presentation. Attendees are welcome to drop by anytime.