A second road required for Point Wells?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Richmond Beach Drive is the only road leading to Pt Wells

According to the local organization Save Richmond Beach, Snohomish county development standards require two roads into major developments, such as Point Wells.

Standard 3-01 B. 5:
  • 5) A public road, private road or drive aisle serving more than 250 ADT shall connect in at least two locations with another public road, private road or drive aisle meeting the applicable standard(s) for the resulting traffic volume, so that a dead end road system is not created.
Point Wells currently has only Richmond Beach Drive, a two-lane drive which may not be adequate in itself for the amount of projected traffic.

There was a second road out of Point Wells, which went up what turned out to be an unstable, steep slope to the Town of Woodway. A section of that road washed out in the landslides of 2009 and it was deemed too expensive to rebuild safely.

However, there are unconfirmed reports that the wealthy developer has been looking into building a second road.


Anonymous,  September 6, 2014 at 5:24 PM  

Extend the rocks along the railroad tracks and build a road into Edmonds. End of story.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2014 at 6:08 PM  

The Town of Woodway in May 2013 stated at a public hearing before a senate committee hearing (where Julie Underwood, then City Manager for the City of Shoreline) that they planned upon building a second road into Pt. Wells. This second road should be no surprise to the staff at Shoreline City Hall. You can find the video where the Woodway Town Administrator made this statement on TVW.

Anonymous,  September 9, 2014 at 11:29 PM  

Why can't the "wealthy developer" pay to shore up the hillside to make the logical entrance to Point Wells through Woodway, like it was historically? The second road to RB should have a gate for emergency access only.

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