Failing culvert means access road may open between Lake Alice, Snoqualmie Ridge

King County has discovered a failing culvert on Lake Alice Road Southeast, which connects the Lake Alice community with Fall City. Repair to the culvert will require temporary closure of Lake Alice Road at 339th Avenue.

Lake Alice Road is the sole access to approximately 200 homes in the Lake Alice neighborhood. Due to the necessary closure, an alternative temporary route through Snoqualmie Ridge may be established.

An existing access road between Lake Alice Road and Southeast Sorenson Street is closed to all traffic. However, King County has requested the opening of the access road for Lake Alice residents during the repairs to the Lake Alice Road. The opening of the access road is pending final approval of an agreement by the Lake Alice Community Association.

The first phase of the culvert repair will likely begin on October 15, pending approval of the agreement, for up to three weeks. The access road would be opened at that time. Upon completion of the first phase of work, the access road to Snoqualmie Ridge will be closed until further work begins in 2013, other than calls for fire, emergency medical or public safety services, and for access by the City of Snoqualmie Public Works Department.

The second phase of the culvert repair is expected to occur in the summer of 2013 for approximately three months. The access road to Snoqualmie Ridge would open again at that time. After final completion of the project on Lake Alice Road in the summer of 2013, the access road will revert to permanent closure except for public safety and public works vehicles.


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