Northwest NEWS

March 22, 1999

Local News

Open house to discuss Woodinville-Duvall Road improvements

   The King County Road Services Division will hold an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 at the Woodinville Library to familiarize residents with the latest plans to improve two intersections on Woodinville-Duvall Road.

   The projects will improve traffic flow along the roadway and help reduce future congestion when a section of Northeast 124th Street is closed next year for replacement of the Novelty Bridge. The county plans to widen Woodinville-Duvall Road at Avondale Road Northeast and West Snoqualmie Valley Road. Both projects call for widening the intersections to reduce bottlenecks.

   Improvements on Woodinville-Duvall Road and West Snoqualmie Valley Road will include the addition of left turn lanes on Woodinville-Duvall Road, a right turn pocket on the south side of West Snoqualmie Valley Road, and the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection. The county also plans to replace a drainage system under the road and construct other improvements to enhance fish habitat in Tuck Creek.

   As part of this work, West Snoqualmie Valley Road will likely need to be closed for approximately two weeks while the new drainage system is being installed. This project, costing an estimated $750,000, is expected to begin this summer.

   The project at the intersection of Woodinville-Duvall Road and Avondale Road Northeast will involve the addition of a right turn lane on the south side of Avondale Road. The existing right turn pocket on the west side of Woodinville-Duvall Road will also be lengthened to promote better traffic flow. Work on this project is expected to begin this fall at a cost of $500,000.

   During the open house, residents will have an opportunity to learn more about these projects and ask questions. Woodinville Library is located at 17105 Avondale Road NE. For more information about the open house, contact Tracy Overby at (206) 689-5259. For project information, contact Tricia Juhnke at (206) 296-8728.