BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Bellevue city officials say West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast will remain closed for another six to nine weeks while road crews continue repairing damage done by a mudslide.
The major thoroughfare has been closed since January 22 after a large mudslide took out a big section of the road. No one was injured, but four properties were damaged. A water main was also broken.
A detour currently redirects traffic; officials hope to reopen the road in March or early April.
"Our crews plan to work as quickly as possible to reopen a roadway that is safe and stable for all." said Dave Berg, Bellevue's Transportation Director. "A few more variables need further discussion; however, this time frame is doable."
While city crews have not determined whether the broken water main caused the slide or if the slide caused the broken water main, the city has acknowledge responsibility and is helping the affected homeowners.