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Road Services - Current paving projects

Asphalt overlay

In these projects, King County applies a layer of asphalt on top of the existing road surface. This smooths out the road surface and prevents potholes and other deterioration. It also helps preserve the underlying road bed. Our yearly overlay program repairs roads based on their condition and on available funding.

Maintenance crews prepare the road for fresh asphalt by grinding down the existing surface and repairing the road base where needed. A contractor paves the road, applying enough asphalt to create a level driving surface. We then add striping, reflectors, or rumble strips as needed to guide traffic safely.

Due to a significant decrease in funding that began after the recession, we have cut back on the amount of paving we do each year. The county’s 2014 budget included about 13 miles of paving. In 2010, for comparison, we paved 40 miles. As stewards of the county's road system, we estimate that our best practice would be to repave about 55 miles of roadway each year to keep the county road system in its current state.

Current paving projects

The following table lists the roads and locations identified for repaving in the 2014 budget. The work on the following segments will be done in spring and summer 2015.

Location Extents Dates
Southeast 240th Street 196th Avenue Southeast to House #20832 (0.82 miles) Spring or summer 2015
Southeast 244th / 152nd Avenue Southeast / Southeast 240th Street 148th Avenue Southeast to 156th Avenue Southeast (0.63 miles) Spring or summer 2015

West Snoqualmie Valley Road

Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road to Northeast 124th Street (2.59 miles)

Spring or summer 2015

Southeast 204th Way / Southeast Lake Youngs Way

Southeast 200th Street to the Kent City Limit (0.53 miles)

Spring or summer 2015

Southeast Auburn Black Diamond Road

Green River Bridge to 152nd Avenue Southeast (2.29 miles)

Spring or summer 2015

Southeast Auburn Black Diamond Road

Southeast Lake Holm Road to 218th Avenue Southeast (1.84 miles)

Spring or summer 2015

276th Avenue Southeast

From just south of State Route 18 off ramps to Southeast 224th Street (2.31 miles)

Spring or summer 2015

Southeast 416th Street

192nd Place Southeast to 212th Avenue Southeast (1.26 miles)

Spring or summer 2015

Have questions about a paving project in unincorporated King County?

Please contact:

Tristan Cook
Community Relations
King County Department of Transportation
206-477-3842



Information from the Road Services Division's website is available to people with disabilities in alternate formats upon request by calling 206-477-3839 or 711 for the TTY relay service.

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2014 paving projects map

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View a map of the 2014
paving projects
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