Project Notice (pdf)
Vicinity Map (pdf)
Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator
- Provides continuous sidewalks
- Improves pedestrian connections, safety and livability
- Upgrades to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements
Project Overview: The City was awarded, through a competitive funding process from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB), a grant to construct new sidewalks along the east side of 6th Street South from Kirkland Avenue to where it will tie into the existing sidewalk to the south.
Additionally, all crosswalk ramps within the limits of the project will be upgraded to meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including three new locations where a new crosswalk will be installed. During construction, storm drainage improvements will be made at the intersection.
Where: 6th Street South, south of Kirkland Avenue, and along the north side of Kirkland Avenue from 6th Street going west. See the Vicinity Map.
Why: This project will complete missing sidewalks where gaps exist east of the Moss Bay neighborhood which borders the central business district, ranking high for improving pedestrian connections. Constructing sidewalks and ADA ramps allows for pedestrians to get to their destinations more safely and directly. In addition, the improvements to the storm drain will facilitate a cleaner, more efficient system.
When: Construction is expected to begin in June and is nearing completion in early August. Typical hours of construction will be from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The contractor is required to keep both lanes of traffic open on 6th Street South during peak hours (before 9:00 a.m. and after 3:30 p.m.).
What to Expect: During construction traffic lanes may be reduced to allow room for work, thereby impacting traffic. Commuters and drivers should expect congestion on 6th Street, plan their trips ahead and use alternate routes if possible. Also, street parking may be limited in order for the contractor's vehicles and equipment to park for efficient, safe work. Watch for traffic control flaggers, and give construction workers a "brake."
Thank you for your help as we complete the 6th Street Sidewalks project.
Caring for your infrastructure to keep Kirkland healthy, safe and vibrant.