Location: Between SR 520 and Bear Creek Parkway, East of the Sammamish River and North of the current Bear Creek Channel in Redmond.
Project Phase: Construction Complete
Contact: Mike Haley, PE, Project Manager, 425-556-2723
The Bear Creek Rehabilitation project is located between SR 520 and Bear Creek Parkway, East of the Sammamish River and North of the current Bear Creek Channel in Redmond.
The second phase of the Bear Creek Rehabilitation project was completed in early summer of 2015. This work consisted of final grading of the new stream channel, shifting of the main channel flow into the new channel and completion of the native plantings for the new stream buffer. In July 2014, the main channel flow was transferred to the new channel and the existing channel was backfilled to prevent flow from returning to the abandoned channel. The remaining work completed the native plantings for the stream buffer. Additionally, the City of Redmond will complete the archaeological testing and reporting in 2015.
In 2013, the City of Redmond completed the first phase of the Bear Creek Rehabilitation project. This phase included:
- Rough grading of 2,600 feet of the new stream channel,
- Recovery and protection of cultural resources,
- Finished construction of 1,000 feet of new stream channel, and
- Connection of the new stream channel to the Sammamish River