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Repaving N.E. 60th begins July 13

Contractor expects one to three weeks of work for each of the seven road sections it is repaving this summer

Christian Knight      
Capital Improvement Program  
cknight@kirklandwa.gov 
(425) 587-3831

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The road in front of Ben Franklin Elementary School will be a lot smoother this fall when students return to class. For the next few weeks, however, it’ll be a little rough and slow. That’s because Kirkland’s contractor begins on July 13 repaving Northeast 60th Street, from 132nd Avenue to the west side of Ben Franklin.

The work begins on Monday with ‘lowering iron’—removing manhole covers to protect them from the pre-surfacing asphalt grinding, which removes the old pavement’s top three inches.

Northeast 60th Street is one of seven street sections Kirkland’s contractor is repaving this construction season.

After Kirkland’s paving contractor finishes Northeast 60th Street, it will pave Kingsgate’s Northeast 144th and 143rd Street, from 124th to 132nd Avenue Northeast. Then, it will head west to Finn Hill’s Northeast 141st Street, where it will pave the arterial from Juanita Drive to 84th Avenue Northeast.

Concrete crews are currently preparing both of those arterials for their new surfaces by improving wheelchair access to their curb ramps together with other concrete fixes. They expect to complete those repairs by July 27, when the paving process will likely begin. 

Kirkland’s paving contractor will also pave Seventh Avenue South this summer, as well as portions of 116th, 124th and 132nd Avenues Northeast.

For more about the City’s street preservation program, go to www.kirklandwa.gov and search “Street Preservation.” (07.09.15)