Washington State Route 908
|Auxiliary route of I‑90|
|Defined by RCW|
|Maintained by WSDOT|
|Existed:||1971 – 2010|
|West end:||I-405 in Kirkland|
|East end:||SR 202 in Redmond|
State Route 908, commonly known as SR 908 or Highway 908, was a state highway in the U.S. state of Washington. Prior to its decommissioning in 2010, it ran easterly about 3 miles (4.8 km) from eastern Kirkland to central Redmond. SR 908 is entirely within King County.
SR 908 started at its western end when Central Way in Kirkland crosses under Interstate 405, at Exit 18 of I-405. SR 908 proceeded due east through Kirkland as Northeast 85th Street. At the Redmond-Kirkland border (which is also the intersection of SR 908 and 132nd Avenue Northeast), SR 908 turned to the southeast and took the name Redmond Way. It descended slightly until reaching Willows Road Northeast, at which point a view of the Sammamish River Valley appeared and the road's descent increased markedly. SR 908 then reached downtown Redmond, where it ended at its intersection with State Route 202. The road itself still continues for two blocks as Redmond Way/SR 202, a two-lane, one-way eastbound street, before becoming Redmond-Fall City Road/SR 202 and continuing to Fall City.
While SR 908 was officially classified as a child route of I-90, the two roadways never connected and were about 10 miles (16 km) apart. The child of I-90 classification is a result of SR 908's formation from SR 901, which did connect to I-90.
SR 908 was created in 1971 from State Route 901 (which likewise no longer exists). At its creation, SR 908 extended from Redmond through Kirkland and south to intersect State Route 520, by way of Lake Street/Lake Washington Boulevard NE from Lake's intersection with Central Way in downtown Kirkland. (See the aforementioned article on SR 901 for the information.) On April 1, 1992, the path from SR 520 to I-405 was dropped from the state highway system. The remainder of the route was decommissioned as of June 10, 2010.
The entire highway was in King County.
|Kirkland||0.00||0.00||I‑405||Western terminus, interchange|
|Redmond||3.14||5.05||SR 202||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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