Q: For the last couple of months, there have been long delays going into Issaquah on East Lake Sammamish Parkway because a crew is tearing...

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Q: For the last couple of months, there have been long delays going into Issaquah on East Lake Sammamish Parkway because a crew is tearing up the road’s west side, either replacing a large pipe or adding a new one. Workers now are down to the boat-launch entrance near Southeast 43rd Way. Are they going to continue north along the parkway? If so, how far, and when will the job be done?


A: That large pipe you saw them installing is a new sewage pipeline that will serve the fast-growing Sammamish Plateau.


Construction began in May and likely will continue through December, said Lisa Tobin, an engineering manager with the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District. Most of the pipe is installed but crews still need to do landscaping, pour sidewalks and make other improvements.


But don’t despair. Maybe you’ve noticed the past couple of weeks that much of the work happens at night now, from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Tobin said crews switched from daylight to darkness to keep traffic backups to a minimum.


And no, Tobin, says they aren’t going to continue north. For more information, visit www.sammplat.wa.org.


• ¿Dónde está mi autobus?


King County Metro, Bellevue and Hopelink, an Eastside social-services agency, have assembled a team of multilingual folks trained and paid by Metro to help residents in Bellevue’s diverse Crossroads neighborhood use the bus system, find car-pool partners and learn about other options.



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The half-dozen residential transportation coordinators live in Crossroads. Between them, they speak Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin/Taiwanese, Russian, Khmer, Thai, French and English.


Most of the work will be done by phone, but coordinators will visit community meetings and social events too. Residents who want help can reach the coordinators at 425-943-6786. Bellevue also offers a Spanish Web site with transit information: www.cityofbellevue.org/page.asp?view=22990.


Early warning


Bellevue: Bellevue Way will be closed between Northeast Fourth Street and Northeast Eighth Street from 9 p.m. today to 11 a.m. tomorrow and 9 p.m. tomorrow to 5 a.m. Sunday so crews can install a skybridge.


Woodinville: Expect paving work from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. along a stretch of Woodinville-Duvall Road between 204th Avenue Northeast and West Snoqualmie River Road for up to seven days starting Monday.


Woodinville: Crews will close one lane of Woodinville Redmond Road (Highway 202) between 127th Place Northeast and Northeast 145th Street between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for paving work.


Carnation: The Tolt Bridge on Northeast Tolt Hill Road over the Snoqualmie River is closed for deck repairs through Thursday. Motorists can detour via Highway 203 or 202.


Karen Gaudette: 206-515-5618