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Update: July 20, 2017

Several projects (see map) are taking place starting this summer/fall to make repairs near Northwest Talus Drive and Shangri-La Way Northwest from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays (some Saturday work is also possible). Drivers should expect delays in the area, as crews will often be directing one-way alternating traffic. Local residents may also hear noise and feel vibrations associated with the work.

PSE gas connections
Three connections to a new gas main will be made starting the week of July 10. The work will require one-way alternating traffic, with final paving taking place one or two weeks afterward.

Buttress relocation
The owner of Parcel 9 recently relocated the temporary buttress July 12-21, in advance of repairs to the intersection. The buttress will be relocated behind the sidewalk. The work may require one-way alternating traffic at times. Crews will also be conducting soil testing as part of the site restoration through early August.

Intersection repairs
Starting in late July, crews will make utility and road repairs, including restoration of the landscape strip and sidewalk along the west side of Shangri-La Way Northwest. The work, which is expected to be complete in late October, will require one-way alternating traffic at times. 

What's Next
Meanwhile, the property owner of Parcel 9 has indicated they will submit stabilization plans for the parcel soon. The property owner is hopeful that their stabilization efforts, following City review, will lead to their ability to move forward with a development review process. 

Starting in late November 2015, movement was detected in the Parcel 9 hillside (see map of the approximate location).

With safety as the top priority, immediate mitigation measures were taken to address the movement, including removing dirt from the site and installing dewatering wells. 
All construction activities have stopped, except for work to monitor the site regularly, ensure safety, manage stormwater, make repairs and collect data to determine next steps.


Frequently Asked Questions
Our FAQs include some of the most common questions that we have received from Talus residents. 

If you have further questions, please 
email us.

Where can I find some of the most-requested documents related to Parcels 7, 8 and 9?
View the City's Active Projects webpage

Could stormwater undermine the road in this current "temporary" condition? 
Stormwater facilities — both permanent and temporary — have been constructed, and inspectors are examining these facilities to ensure they are performing as planned and permitted.

Was the City monitoring the site work before this happened? 
Like all private development projects, regular inspection occurred on Parcel 9.

How do I share information and concerns with the City?
  • If you see something that you believe needs urgent attention, call 911. Dispatchers will work with you to determine the appropriate response (For example: public works, Eastside Fire & Rescue or the contractor).
  • If you see something that you believe needs to be repaired or evaluated — but it does not appear to need immediate attention — please Report a Concern. Each request is routed to the appropriate department and staff member for a response.
  • If you have a question, please email us.