Monthly Archives: May 2012

The FONSI says “Pave the Road!”

The Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) selected the preferred alternative and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road Project.

  • The roadway will be 20-feet in width for most of the 9.7 mile project area
  • The road will be improved/paved from MP 2.7 (Valley Camp) to 12.4 (Campground)
  • The grade will be raised to minimize flood damage
  • Sharp curves will be softened with minor alignment adjustments
  • Pullouts will avoid the need to park cars where they encroach on the roadway
  • Bridges at MP 6.0, 8.4, and 10.6 will be replaced


Project area location map


MP 6.0 bridge – deteriorated abutments and substandard railing


MP 8.4 bridge – functionally obsolete and structurally deficient


MP 10.6 bridge – scour has undermined the abutments

Middle Fork Road Project Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)