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Posted on: July 7, 2023

North Bend Weekly Recap: Block Party, North Bend Way survey, community reinvestment and more

Weekly Recap 07.07.23

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Beginning in December, North Bend will join King County and other jurisdictions in restricting the personal use of aerial fireworks: Residents celebrated another beautiful Independence Day this week as the community gathered for neighborhood barbeques and a wide range of fireworks displays. The use of aerial fireworks has been a subject of discussion in North Bend for years, and in December the City will be joining a growing number of jurisdictions banning the personal use of aerial fireworks.

Roadwork scheduled for Eastbound SR 18 on Saturday: Eastbound SR 18 - just north of Tiger Mountain - will be reduced to a single lane on Saturday, July 8, from 4 to 9 a.m. Crews will be working on emergency pavement repair, and flaggers will be onsite. Follow the WSDOT travel map by visiting

Maloney Grove and Cedar Falls Way crosswalk updated: Foot traffic has increased at this intersection, and with that, so has the need for a crosswalk. The crosswalk will have a push-activated rapid flashing beacon, making crossing Cedar Falls Way a safer experience for everyone. Contractor crews began demolition of the southwest corner of the project Friday, July 7. Residents may expect a lot of activity at the Maloney Grove and Cedar Falls Way intersection now through Friday, July 14.

Stilson Avenue and Cedar Falls Way sidewalk project began this week: Families often commute on foot to school at Opstad Elementary, along Stilson Avenue. This project, in addition to the installation of a crosswalk at the intersection of Stilson Avenue and Cedar Falls Way, will increase safety and visibility for school commuters and other pedestrians. Residents may expect minor traffic delays and noise disruptions during this work, including alternating one-way traffic or shoulder closures when necessary. Traffic flaggers are onsite to assist. 

Road closures scheduled for Downtown Block Party: Downtown Block Party is returning to North Bend on July 15! To accommodate the event, the following streets will be closed from approximately 6 a.m. Saturday, July 15, to 3 a.m. Sunday, July 16:    

  • North Bend Way, between Bendigo Boulevard and Ballarat Avenue 
  • Main Avenue South, between McClellan Street and 107 Main Avenue North

Free Summer Matinee Series returns to the North Bend Theatre: Planning summer fun for the kids? Sponsored by Si View Metro Parks, the Free Summer Matinee program is back in town, now through August 25 at the North Bend Theatre.

Snoqualmie-North Bend Chief Phipps' resigned on July 3: Phipps joined the Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department in 2017 following three decades of law enforcement service in California. Under his leadership the department grew its commitment to community policing, enforcing its longstanding motto, ‘No call too small.’

An opportunity for feedback! The Complete Streets Corridor Plan for North Bend Way: Right now, pedestrians and cyclists have limited accommodations along North Bend Way, with sidewalks and the Tanner Trail being limited to central segments of the corridor. Pedestrians accessing Tollgate Farm Park from downtown commonly walk along the wide shoulder of North Bend Way. The Complete Streets approach creates an integrated transportation network that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Take the survey HERE.

Got yard waste? Please bring it over to the North Bend Public Works Department on Saturday (July 15) for the Yardwaste Recycling Program! From 8 to 12 p.m., unload your grass clippings, leaves, weeds, and branches (limbs up to 3" in diameter, and up to 3' long) at the North Bend Public Works Department. 

Community Newsletters, from A Supportive Community For All: A Supportive Community For All (SCFA) is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to create a more equitable Snoqualmie Valley by engaging, connecting, and supporting people and organizations working together to collaboratively build a community where all members can thrive. This month, SCFA released the July Community Newsletter, and it is packed with beneficial information and access to valley-wide services. Get your copy by signing up via the linked headline.

Keep up with the City on social media: One of the easiest ways to keep up with City happenings and breaking news is to follow us on social media. We are active on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. You can also find the City on NextDoor.

Photo of the Week: The North Bend Downtown Foundation recently shared photos from Adidas’ grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce, and celebrated with the Downtown Foundation, Mayor McFarland, city staff, and community. Welcome to North Bend, Adidas team!

Adidas Ribbon Cutting

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