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File #: 2010-0374    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2010 In control: Environment and Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 8/23/2010
Enactment date: Enactment #: 16915
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the King County executive to execute an interlocal agreement with the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Western Federal Lands Highway Division, and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, for reconstruction of Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road; and declaring an emergency.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Interlocal Agreement, Roads, Snoqualmie, City of, Transportation
Attachments: 1. 16915.pdf, 2. A. Interlocal Agreement, 3. 2010-0374 Fiscal Note.xls, 4. 2010-0374 Transmittal Letter.doc, 5. 2010-0374 Staff Report - Mid fork, 6. A. Interlocal Agreement dated August 23, 2010, 7. 16915 Amendment Package 8-23-10.pdf, 8. 16915.pdf
Staff: Carlson, Paul
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the King County executive to execute an interlocal agreement with the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Western Federal Lands Highway Division, and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, for reconstruction of Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road; and declaring an emergency.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings.
A. King County currently owns and maintains Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road, a "forest road" as defined in RCW 76.09.020, located in unincorporated King County.
B. The parties propose to reconstruct 9.7 miles of the road.
C. The reconstruction of the road will be funded by The United States Department of Transportation, Western Federal Lands Highway Division ("FHWA") through the Washington Forest Highway Program ("WFHP") with a capped construction cost of $20 million in 2008 dollars.
D. Preliminary engineering and construction engineering services performed by FHWA, its consultants or other agency contractual agreements will also be funded by WFHP at a capped amount of $5 million.
E. The road will be reconstructed to a two-lane paved facility with improved alignment and grade.
F. The United States Forest Service recently completed the Middle Fork campground. The road, which is part of the federal Forest Highways Program, provides access to the campground.
G. The road is within King County's jurisdiction. The road is currently a gravel road that requires substantial maintenance. The reconstruction of the road will reduce King County's maintenance responsibilities, while providing improved access for King County residents to the campground. King County is granting permission for FHWA to carry out the reconstruction project within King County's right-of-way.
H. Construction is anticipated to take two years.
I. King County is authorized, under chapter 39.34 RCW and Articl...

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