UPDATES & INFORMATION
WHAT ARE THEY?
Update (July 6, 2017) -- A project aimed at managing Sixth Street South’s traffic congestion with a pair of four-way traffic signals begins fall 2017. Crews will install traffic signals at Sixth Street South’s intersections with Kirkland Way and Ninth Avenue South. At Sixth Street and Kirkland Way, the City will reconfigure the intersection to better accommodate buses’ turning-radii and reconstruct it with concrete. Concrete is more durable than asphalt pavement and thus, more capable of withstanding the heavier-than-normal traffic loads buses impose on the intersection’s surface. Construction on the Kirkland Way intersection should last four to six months and will require a two-week closure of the intersection.
CONTACT: Aparna Khanal, Project Engineer, (425) 587-3827, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Christian Knight, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, email@example.com and (425) 587-3831.
The Google Vicinity Projects prepare the Everest and Houghton neighborhoods for the public's increasing use of Sixth Street. Along with the Cross Kirkland Corridor, these projects provide for all primary transportation modes: walking, bicycling, driving and riding transit. They also ensure that residents continue to have access to clean drinking water and sanitary homes.
PAVING SIXTH STREET:
The last of these projects will be to repave Sixth Street South, which Kirkland will accomplish do after 2017, when it has upgraded the Sixth Street water main, between Fifth Avenue and Northeast 68th Street as well as the sewer main between Eighth Avenue South and Northeast 68th Street.