• Preserve Roadway System
• Maintain City Infrastructure
• Reduce Costly Repairs
• Upgrade crosswalks to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements
• Improve access to transit
December 6, 2013
The City of Kirkland announced Dec. 5 the arterial street sections that will receive new surfaces in the summer of 2014.
Those sections are:
- Northeast 132nd Street, beneath the Interstate 405 overpass.
- Northeast 124th Street, from 116th Avenue Northeast to 124th Avenue Northeast.
- Northeast 116th Street, from 108th Avenue Northeast to 120th Avenue Northeast
- 120th Avenue Northeast, from its south end to Northeast 118th Street
- Northeast 112th Street, from 112th Avenue Northeast to 120th Avenue Northeast
- 132nd Avenue Northeast, from Northeast 100th Street to Northeast 113th Street
- Lake Washington Boulevard, from Lakeview Drive to 10th Avenue South
Slurry Seal: All Slurry Seal Streets have been completed. The Contractor will be doing "punch list" (or touch up) items the first two weeks in September.
Check back for up to date information, or if you have additional questions, call Kari Page at 425-587-3011.
Thanks to the infusion of $2.6 million/year to the Street Preservation Program from the 2012 Street Levy, the number of lane miles to be overlayed and slurry sealed has doubled each year.
STREET PRESERVATION PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The City of Kirkland Public Works Department is responsible for managing approximately 593 lane miles of roadway (street network). In addition to the day to day maintenance activities performed by the City Street Division, the Street Preservation Program ensures maintenance of Kirkland's streets by reducing costly repairs resulting from road failure. This is an annual program, funded through the City’s Capital Improvement Program.
How streets are ranked: A systematic Pavement Management System (PMS) is used to manage and prioritize street improvements.
What techniques are used: A variety of preservation techniques from crack sealing and structural patching to street overlays and road reconstruction is used to maintain the City’s street network. The following two primary street preservation techniques are used most in Kirkland.
SLURRY SEAL PROGRAM:
The 2013 Slurry Seal Program streets have been scheduled for resurfacing between August 14 and August 27. The work includes extensive work in the Finn Hill Neighborhood, 111th Avenue NE in Highlands, and two streets in Evergreen Hill.
Typical hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. If your street is being resurfaced with Slurry Seal, it will be closed at 8:00 a.m. for 6-8 hours, depending on surface drying conditions (weather and shade may effect this). The specific time your street is treated depends upon the schedule of streets for that day. Check for updates on this web site or by calling the Construction Hotline at 425-587-3838, as rain or the chance of rain could postpone the resurfacing.
The contractor schedules activities around regular garbage/recycling pick-up schedules.
Door-hangers will be distributed to all adjacent residents and businesses within 24 hours prior to road closure. If you need to come and go from your residence during the hours of the road closure, please park your car outside the work zone on a nearby street ahead of time. If you require further assistance with access, please contact us. Emergency access will be maintained throughout the work.
Please Note: Driving on the closed road will permanently damage the new street surface.
What to Expect: Expect shedding of sand after the slurry seal. The contractor will sweep loose sand from the streets approximately one and three weeks after the slurry seal application.
The 2013 Overlay Program schedule of streets has been determined. Based upon engineering cost estimates the following sections of streets will be overlayed in 2013.
- Complete: 108th Ave NE from NE 53rd St W to NE 68th St
- Complete: State St S from 5th Ave S to Kirkland Ave
- NE 116th Street from 98th Ave NE to 108th Ave NE
- 97th Ave NE from Juanita Drive to NE 119th Way
- NE 132nd St from 124th Ave NE to 132nd Ave NE
- NE 145th St from 100th Ave NE to Juanita Woodinville Way NE
- Simonds Rd NE from 92nd Ave NE to 100th Ave NE
Phase one: Concrete repair and Americans with Disabilities Act ramp upgrades - projected to be in construction between April and June.
Phase two: Pavement repair, grinding and paving -projected to be in construction from June to October.
Caring for your infrastructure to keep Kirkland healthy, safe and vibrant.