Traffic Management and Traffic Safety Program

Evening rush hour commuters cut through Clyde Hill to get to SR 520, especially when the 520 mainline is congested. The high volumes of traffic and back-ups on City streets and the associated local impact is very frustrating to residents, who asked the City Council to do something about the cut through and traffic safety problem.  Commuters will often use traffic applications and will unconsciously follow directions, unaware of the community consequences and other equally viable alternatives.  Although the problem is a regional one and mainly outside of the City’s control, after considerable examination, the City Council authorized the start of a new Traffic Management and Traffic Safety Program to help mitigate local problems.

Click here to view a special edition newsletter devoted to describing the traffic program.

Traffic Plan Update:

The Council has been considering various options to help slow down traffic throughout the City and manage cut-through traffic during rush hour.  The following items have been implemented:

  • Installation of 10 radar speed signs
  • Discussions with neighboring communities and WSDOT about adjusting the WB on-ramp metering rate to SR 520
  • Installation of a "No Left Turn" sign from 92nd Ave NE to WB Points Drive during rush hours
  • Continual data collection and evaluation of measures taken


Next Meetings:

Council Meeting:  Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.  The public is welcome to attend.

84th Avenue Improvements Open House:  At City of Medina on Thursday, April 5 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Clyde Hill Traffic Sub-Committee Meeting:  March 22nd at 6:00pm

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