Big Traffic Backups Reported on Snoqualmie Parkway on May 15th, Patience Needed

Paving work at the intersections of Snoqualmie Parkway and Douglas Ave and Snoqualmie Parkway and Fairway Ave, plus the annual Snoqualmie Ridge Community-wide Garage Sale, PLUS a Snoqualmie Valley teachers march/rally protesting state lawmakers’ inability to fully fund education per state a mandate created a perfect storm and an ensuing traffic nightmare on Snoqualmie Parkway, Friday afternoon, May 15, 2015.

Some residents stated that traveling a 1/2 mile took almost one hour along Snoqualmie Parkway, with one resident saying he gave up, parked and walked home.

The City of Snoqualmie said paving work for a planned intersection roadway project should finish up at 5PM, and that closures at those intersections had resulted in detours and excess traffic through Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhoods.

The city apologized for the delays and stated  that Meadowbrook Way would be a good alternative to use between Railroad Ave SE (SR 202) and Interstate 90 (at Exit 27) rather than driving along Snoqualmie Parkway. 

Traffic on Snoqualmie Parkway, 5/15/15, as SVSD teachers stage rally/protest  over lack of education funding from state lawmakers.

Traffic on Snoqualmie Parkway, 5/15/15, as SVSD teachers stage rally/protest over lack of education funding from state lawmakers.

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SVSD teacher rally along Snoqualmie Pkwy on Friday, 5/15/15, as a city paving project backed up traffic.

 

Comments

  1. David Battey says

    Pretty wild,
    Took my wife Kathy and I almost 1 1/2 hours to travel from the I-90 interchange to our home at the Parkway and Douglas this afternoon.

  2. That kind of delay is unacceptable. They should have done it at night, as commercial lighting is an inexpensive rental. Instead they decided Friday afternoon would be a good time. Really?

    • The whole point was to make it a big deal. Maybe the traffic was annoying, but why do a protest at night? What good would that do? The teacher protest was not the cause of the traffic, as the fact that the road was closed to one lane.

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