Sound Transit kicks off construction on new Sammamish Park-and-Ride
Sound Transit and its partners - the City of Sammamish and King County Metro Transit - officially kicked off construction today of the new Sammamish Park-and-Ride lot at 228th Avenue SE and the Issaquah-Pine Lake Road.
"This new park-and-ride lot will add 265 new parking stalls to a fast-growing area of our transit district," said Sound Transit Boardmember and King County Executive Ron Sims - who hosted the kickoff event. "Everyone knows about the traffic access problems suffered by commuters who live on the Sammamish Plateau. This facility increases options to make access easier and give those who drive another choice."
"Not only will this new park-and-ride lot encourage carpool, vanpool and transit ridership to help relieve congestion throughout the region," said Sammamish Mayor Don Gerend, "it also includes a unique storm water treatment system that will help protect nearby Pine Lake (see attached fact sheet for details on water treatment system)."
The $7.7 million project will also include bus loading areas and layover space, bicycle storage facilities and amenities, customer amenities, information kiosks, public art, and the unique storm water treatment facilities. The expected completion date is spring, 2006.
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