Project completed in 2021
Crews completed all the major work on the project in October 2021 and reopened the road to two-way traffic with temporary centerline striping. They returned in November 2021 to place the permanent striping and remove the orange cones.
NE Lake Joy Road just north of NE 118th Place. The Lake Joy community is northeast of Stillwater and Carnation, and east of SR 203. NE Lake Joy Road is the only road into and out of the community.
September 27, 2021 – The streambed is now restored and the stream is able to pass through the finished culvert.
September 20, 2021 - Crews use large rollers to smooth over the newly installed asphalt on one half of the roadway. The other half will be paved later in September or in early October, weather permitting.
September 20, 2021 - A view from underneath NE Lake Joy Road, looking under the culvert as crews install the new road above.
September 20, 2021 - The streambed is now installed on the floor of the box culvert. The stream will be reintroduced after the road on top of the culvert is fully built.
A large crane is used to move concrete slabs off of the semi-truck and onto the ground below.
Workers move one of the last sections of concrete into place on the second half of the new culvert.
Here’s a view of the culvert looking west just after the second half was installed. The first half of the culvert was installed on August 9, 2021. The second half was installed on August 31, 2021. The first half has rocks on the floor of the culvert to mimic the bottom of a natural stream. Crews also will add rocks to the second half.
The first section of the new concrete culvert is lowered into place on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021.
King County dug out and removed the old, rusted corrugated metal culvert pipe on Aug. 2, 2021.
Crews excavate a 20-foot-deep pit to install the first sections of the new concrete culvert, Aug. 3, 2021.
The first three sections of new concrete culvert arrive at the project site on Aug. 9, 2021. Crews used a large crane to install them under NE Lake Joy Road.