NE Stillwater Hill Road/Kelly Road NE Roadway Preservation Project
Road closure with limited local access began August 2, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
ACTIVE WORK AREA: August 2-27: Our contractor will fully close NE Stillwater Hill Road/Kelly Road NE between SR 203 and 320th Way NE, 600 feet south of NE 100th Place. The rest of NE Stillwater Hill Road/Kelly Road NE is completely open, however, some areas may be gravel, bumpy or in different states of repair. Use the posted Fay Road NE detour to drive around the construction zone. As a reminder, Fay Road NE is a residential area. Please drive the speed limit and look for children and animals in the roadway. Large semi-trucks should avoid Fay Road NE and use NE Big Rock Road to access SR 203.
UPCOMING WORK AREA: August 30 – Oct. 1: Construction will occur between 320th Way NE and NE Big Rock Road from Aug. 30 through Oct. 1. The first few days of work in this new section are expected to be the most hectic because crews will be grinding off the first layer of existing asphalt. Pro tip: If you live or plan to visit a residence located between 320th Way NE and NE Big Rock Road during the week of Aug. 30, please plan plenty of extra time to travel through the work zone as the grinding work may cause longer than usual temporary delays. If you live west of 320th, it will be faster to enter and exit the neighborhood via SR 203/Stillwater Hill.
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This project removes and replaces 1.59 miles of NE Stillwater Hill Road/Kelly Road NE, from State Route 203 to NE Big Rock Road located between Carnation, WA and Duvall, WA. Many travelers use this section of road as an alternate access route to SR 203 and to reach points east of NE Big Rock Road. The pavement and the support system under the pavement are in poor condition. Restoration of this well-traveled road ensures its usefulness for years to come.
Construction work includes excavating, restoring, and repaving the roadway and shoulders from the ground up.
NE Stillwater Hill Road/Kelly Road NE will be open to local traffic ONLY from Aug. 2 until fall 2021.
Access to residences and businesses during construction
Local access to residences, businesses, deliveries, and emergency services will be maintained during the entire project. However, much of the road will be under construction and will have a gravel, uneven surface. The speed limit will be lowered where there is gravel.
It may be faster to use the Fay Road NE detour route and enter from the opposite project access point to get to your local address.
Vehicles, bicycles and pedestrian traffic will not be able to travel the entire length of NE Stillwater Hill Road or Kelly Road NE between State Route 203 and NE Big Rock Road.
Project access points located at:
- The intersection of NE Big Rock Road/Kelly Road NE.
- The intersection of SR 203/NE Stillwater Hill Road.
Residents should note the location of the active work zone when deciding which entry point to use.
Drivers and bicyclists who don’t need local access (through traffic) will be directed to the detour on Fay Road NE.
Residents may need to wait up to 10 minutes to turn into or out of side streets or driveways due to construction equipment. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic. In rare cases, crews may ask drivers to use the alternate access point to get to their destination.
Work will happen in two adjacent construction work zones at a time
The project will be divided into four separate construction work zones with work happening in two active construction zones at a time.
- Zones A and B will be active in August and September.
- Zones C and D will be active in September and October.
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Frequently asked questions
Rebuilding the road from the bare ground up to the pavement will eliminate the need for patchwork fixes and ensure the life of the roadway for years to come.
This change will not affect local access for residents and deliveries. Through traffic is still not permitted, but local access is maintained.
2.) There will be project information signs with large maps at both project access points. The project access points are: The intersection of NE Big Rock Road and Kelly Road NE, and the intersection of SR 203 and Stillwater Hill Road NE.