Gearing up for Snow and Ice

As part of the County’s routine scheduled equipment replacement plan, Roads has received important replacement attachments for snow and ice management this fall. The new attachments include 11 sanders, seven sanders with prewetters and 16 plows. These attachments will replace older ones – some that date back to the 1980s. During a snow and ice event, plows…

Stay Informed by subscribing to King County Road Alerts

King County Road Services (Roads) offers an email and text alert service for travelers on roads in unincorporated King County. It’s a timely and informative way to stay up to date on road construction projects and significant weather-related road closures in unincorporated King County. Roads maintains about 1,500 miles of roads and 181 bridges in unincorporated…

Amid summer heat, Roads workers complete vital repair work on the Berrydale Overcrossing

August 25, 2016 – Even as temperatures soar into the mid-90s, Roads Services crews are busy completing important repairs on the 78-year-old Berrydale Overcrossing on Kent-Black Diamond Road south of Highway 18 near Covington, Auburn, Kent and Black Diamond. Trees provided welcome shade to the workers as they removed damaged pavement and replaced worn, rotting…

Managing vegetation alongside county roadways

When the warm summer weather mixes with rain, vegetation begins growing quickly alongside the county’s almost 1500 miles of road—and it all grows at the same time. When it comes to managing it, King County’s focus is on targeting the vegetation that affects critical safety. This includes vegetation blocking signs and signals, visibility, or blocking…

Curbs installed along Issaquah-Hobart Road SE near Poo Poo Point to enhance safety

Drivers will see something new along Issaquah-Hobart Road SE near the paragliding landing field and parking lot. King County Road Services has installed curbing along the road to prevent illegal parking which will enhance visibility for drivers passing by. Road Services maintains this stretch of Issaquah-Hobart Road SE in unincorporated King County near Issaquah –…