Issaquah city briefs | Sept. 12

Salmon Days road closures; ITS meetings underway

Road closures for Salmon Days

Issaquah Police announce the following closures:

• Front street between Newport Way and Gilman Boulevard, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

• Sunset Way between 2nd Avenue and Newport Way, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

• Northwest Maple Street between the Target Entrance & Gilman, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Target/Safeway can be accessed from the intersection of Newport and Maple.

• Northeast Gilman, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for parade staging, and 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday for the Rotary run. Access to Gilman Village via Northwest Gilman Blvd. at Post Office entrance.

• Rainier Blvd Northwest and Northwest Dogwood Street and Northeast Dogwood Street, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

• 12th Ave Northwest in front of Joe’s, Maple Street in front of Target, Northeast Dogwood Street, Southeast Andrews Street, Rainier Blvd Northwest, 7th Avenue Northwest, Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for the Rotary run. Residents in those neighborhoods can expect delays. Access to Target/Safeway via Newport & Maple Street.

ITS meetings underway

Issaquah city staff and officials have held the first two of four open house meetings aimed at gauging public opinion on how to spend the extra money from the ITS project.

The Intelligent Transportation Project, a traffic signal system that monitors the flow of traffic in the city, was funded by a voter approved bond in Nov. 2005 for $3.6 million. The city was awarded grant money, which reduced the overall cost by $1.9 million.

The public is invited to attend voice their opinion on how the “extra” money should be spent.

Anyone interested in learning more is invited to attend one of the remaining open houses, which will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 18 and Oct. 2 at the Council Chambers in City Hall South, 135 East Sunset Way.