The map above shows a night time detour route around the project site at the Forbes Creek Bridge, which is just north of Fire Station No. 21 on the corner of Forbes Creek Drive and 98th Avenue Northeast. The route detours south-bound automobiles to the east, along Northeast 116th Street, south on 120th Avenue Northeast and back west toward Market Street along Northeast 112th Street, Northeast 106th Street and Forbes Creek Drive. North-bound drivers follow the same detour route, only in reverse. The map shows the Juanita Bay Causeway remaining open during construction.
Update (Nov. 13) -- Kirkland's Forbes Creek Seismic Retrofit contractor has retrofitted the Forbes Creek Bridge on 98th Avenue Northeast to withstand earthquakes. Razz Construction is now completing less intensive tasks, such as re-establishing Forbes Creek's native plants and returning the work site to its natural state.
Patrick Herbig, Project Engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org, (425) 587-3841
Christian Knight, neighborhood outreach, email@example.com, (425) 587-3831.
Kirkland's contractor began construction in early July. The crux
of the project is for Razz Construction to drill into the existing columns and install bearing pads on them. Razz' crews is working near the bridge to access the work site and to stabilize the ground during construction. Razz prepared the work site by carefully removing the plantings placed by the Kirkland Green Partnership, and by potting them for transport to a nearby nursery for re-purposing. When complete, the contractor will plant new plants and remove materials used to stabilize the ground under the bridge.
May 2015: Advertisement of project
June 2015: Processing contract
July - September 2015: Site preparation and plant relocation
September - October 2015: Bridge seismic retrofit (up to seven night-time closures)
October - November 2015: Site clean-up and restoration
November 2015: Project complete