Speed limit reduction proposed for stretch of 244th Avenue NE

244th Ave NE Map 2

King County is proposing to reduce the speed limit on a 980-foot segment of 244th Avenue NE south of SR 202. In this short section of road, 244th Avenue NE is posted at 40 mph. To the south, within the City of Sammamish, 244th Avenue NE is posted at 35 mph. The 40 mph segment is indicated in the map above by a red line.

The County conducted a speed limit evaluation to analyze the issue. Based on the findings of the evaluation, the County concluded that a speed limit reduction is justified from 40 mph to 35 mph between SR-202 and the Sammamish city limits. The revision is in keeping with the road alignment, prevailing speeds, limited sight distance, and the posted speed limit within Sammamish. Based on the engineering data, removing this variation in speed limit will create safer conditions and consistent driver expectation.

If the speed reduction is approved, signing revisions, including orange markers to notify motorists of the speed limit change, will be made by early fall 2018. For more information, visit the Speed Limit Reduction webpage: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/roads/speed-limit-reductions.aspx

Public comment is being accepted on this speed limit reduction proposal through October 9, 2018. If you have questions or feedback, please contact Community Relations Planner Brent Champaco at 206-477-9094 or brent.champaco@kingcounty.gov or send a letter to:

Brent Champaco
King County Department of Transportation
201 South Jackson Street
MS: KSC-TR-0824
Seattle, WA 98104-3856