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Southeast Fourth Street will close on Monday, July 18

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Release Date: Jun. 9, 2016

TRF Pacific, the development company building “The Village at Sammamish Town Center,” will install new water and sewer mains under Southeast Fourth Street in July.

After taking the steep slope of the roadway and the depth of the sewer main into account, it was decided the safest – and quickest – way to get the job done would be to close the street for about three to four weeks. Southeast Fourth Street is scheduled to close on Monday, July 18.

The TRF Pacific development is just north of Southeast Fourth Street and just west of 228th Avenue Southeast. The six-acre development in the northwest quadrant of that intersection will feature a Metropolitan Market, office space, living units and other aspects of the mixed-use vision the city’s Town Center Plan calls for.

“Sometimes a road can stay open while this kind of work is done,” City Manager Lyman Howard said. “But that often requires the temporary installation of big metal plates for vehicles to pass over. With that steep slope and more rain coming, we were afraid we might end up with a slip-n-slide on our hands.”

The closure will affect about a quarter mile of Southeast Fourth Street just west of 228th Avenue Southeast. Drivers who normally use that section of the road will be guided to alternative routes by detour signs.

The installation of the new water and sewer mains will be done by Abbott Construction, the same company working on the larger development. Inspection duties along the way will be the responsibility of the Sammamish Plateau Water District.

For more information on the closure of this city street, contact Sammamish City Engineer Andrew Zagars at 425-295-0561 or azagars@sammamish.us.