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Neighborhoods: Olde Town

Posted on: July 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] - Project Update: Front Street Weekend Closure -

Prepare for a weekend closure of Front Street North from 10 p.m. Aug. 5, 2016, until 6 a.m. Aug. 8.

The street will close from Sunset Way to Northeast Dogwood Street, as work continues to improve Front Street for drivers and pedestrians. Please note, businesses will remain open during the closure.

Throughout the weekend, crews will continue work on the roadway and replace railroad tracks.

The railroad crossing at Front and Dogwood streets will be upgraded with new tracks and sidewalks. The existing crossing — used by the Issaquah Valley Trolley — is not ADA-compliant, and presents a challenge for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Project Overview

To create a more pedestrian-friendly Olde Town, we're improving sidewalks, installing beacons at crosswalks and adding ADA-compliant curb ramps.

While we will do our best to work with residents, businesses, drivers and pedestrians, there will be some disruptions.

Immediate Impacts

  • No on-street parking is allowed on either side of Front Street from Sunset Way to Northwest Alder Place. Crews are using that space to work and stage equipment. The closure, which will continue through August, allows crews to work more quickly and prevent delays by allowing easier access to sidewalks and the street.
  • No work will be allowed onsite during ArtWalk, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 5.
    • Construction to enhance Front Street will wrap up before Salmon Days.

      Front Street was last closed to traffic June 19 for the Fenders on Front Street Vintage Car Show, and will close again Oct. 1-2 for Salmon Days.

      Stay Informed

      For more information and to sign up for future notifications, go to issaquahwa.gov/frontstreet.

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