The City of Sammamish issued a release today saying that King County road staff report that the bridge replacement work on SE Duthie Hill Road is on schedule. They are still planning to reopen the road on Friday, Nov. 16th.
A section of SE Duthie Hill Road has been closed for three months as crews have worked to replace Patterson Creek Bridge. The King County Road Services Division began construction Aug. 16 to replace the more than 60-year-old bridge. Work has completely closed the narrow two-lane bridge on SE Duthie Hill Road near State Route 202 since that time.
The bridge, located between Sammamish and Fall City, was built in 1951 and its creosote-treated timber supports are decaying. When complete, the replacement bridge will increase safety and improve traffic flow for the more than 5,200 vehicles that use the road daily. The current bridge is 24 feet wide with narrow shoulders, and the new bridge will be 38 feet wide with two 11-foot-wide traffic lanes and 8-foot-wide shoulders.
Commuters have had to use alternate routes during the closure. A posted detour directs drivers to Old Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road.
MidMountain Contractors Inc. has been doing the work.
--Information from the city of Sammamish