Road Work Heads Up: Lane Closures Continue in Snoqualmie, Paving Work Begins in Fall City/Preston

Snoqualmie Valley drivers should be prepared for possible traffic delays now through October 10th, as some roadwork projects may slow traffic in the coming days.  These delays may increase during peak commute times and as school is starting and ending each day.

Lane Closures in Downtown Snoqualmie to Continue

The City of Snoqualmie say drivers should plan on a couple of more weeks of lane closures through historic Snoqualmie while work continues on the downtown infrastructure improvement project.

Construction along Railroad Ave SE near Fir Street will continue to cause congestion in downtown Snoqualmie through approximately October 10, 2014. Intermittent one-lane closures have been occurring since mid-September causing delays, especially during school start and end times.

A city press release stated that one lane will remain open at all times with a traffic flagger managing flow. For safety, bicyclists are asked to follow the same rules as vehicles.

School buses will also be given traffic priority.  So if the traffic flagger sees a school bus in a waiting line, the traffic flow will change to the direction that allows the bus to move along faster.

Photo:  Google map screenshot
Photo: Google map screenshot

Preston-Fall City Road Repaving

King County Road Services says work will begin Tuesday morning, September 30, 2014, to repave Preston-Fall City Road SE from State Route 202 to SE 47th Street. The work schedule is weather dependent and traffic control personnel will be on site to direct drivers.

 Work Schedule:

  • Tuesday, 9/30/14 – Grinding
  • Thursday,  10/2/14 – Paving
  • Friday, 10/3/14 – Paving
  • Shoulder Rock – one day during the week of October 6th, based on the weather forecast
Paving map
Photo: Google map screenshot

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  • Friends – I have been using Mill Pond Road to bypass downtown Snoqualmie backups and now that the Dirtfish rally is over, Mill Pond Road should be relatively clear. The route is simple. Coming from North Bend on SR-202, turn right on Meadowbrook Way, go past Mount Si High School and continue over the Meadowbrook Bridge. Make a sharp left onto Mill Pond Road (my favorite place to take pictures of Mount Si reflected in the pond) and re-enter SR-202 on the Salish side of the bridge at the Falls. This is especially useful for those living on the Ridge or headed for Snoqualmie Parkway from North Bend. — Dave

    1. This is becoming my go-to route to NB while construction is happening in downtown Snoqualmie. Plus, it’s beautiful. Thanks for the tip Dave!

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