City approves right of way deal with USPS

The city of Issaquah approved the resolution to enter into a development agreement with the United States Postal Service to gain the right of way access needed for eventually build another crossing of Interstate 90.

Council members said they were enthusiastic about reaching the next step in the process to help make the project a reality.

“It’s an important next step,” said council member Fred Butler. “The post office has been a good partner in this.” Council member Josh Schaer agreed saying the project was a high priority for the city and that it has been a long time coming.

“It’s been a long time coming and we’ve got a long time to go, but this is a pretty important first step,” said Schaer.

Robin Kelly, a resident of Issaquah who attended the meeting said she felt the new crossing would be an asset to the community and will help people move around much easier.

“Traveling across town is difficult and one more opportunity to get across would be an asset to the community,” said Kelly.