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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Project Update: Southeast 62nd Street Extension

Sheet Pile - SE 62nd Extension

In their first four months, crews have made significant progress on the City's project to extend Southeast 62nd Street. 

While most of the work isn't readily visible to passing pedestrians and vehicles, crews are busy preparing the groundwork for future roundabouts, a bridge and trails.

Earlier this summer, crews created a new alignment for the North Fork of Issaquah Creek to make room for the bridge’s support base. This included:
  • Digging a new channel, and lining it with rock and organic matting material to reduce erosion
  • Adding logs to enhance habitat for fish and other wildlife 
  • Carefully protecting and relocating aquatic life to other parts of the creek. 
Since the soils under the extension of Southeast 62nd Street consists of peat (or spongy soil), crews are also adding soil and rock to compact the ground. So far, this preloading work is completed to the west (near Costco and Lake Drive). Metal sheet piles and earth retaining walls were installed to hold the soil and rock in place.

SE 62nd ExtensionCrews will also begin driving pile foundations soon for the new bridge. This work, which may be loud at times, will take place from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays through mid-September.

Watch crews at work via online cameras, which refresh every 20 minutes.
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