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Sixth Street Improvements

SIXTH-signals-mapSIXTH STREET TRAFFIC SIGNALS: A project aimed at managing Sixth Street South’s traffic congestion with a pair of four-way traffic signals begins winter 2018. Contracted 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.
UTILITY UPGRADES: The City of Kirkland will upgrade in 2018 the water and sewer mains along Sixth Street South. The sewer main upgrade will stretch 950 feet, from Northeast 68th Street to the north side of Eighth Avenue South. The water main upgrade is between Northeast 68th Street and Fifth Avenue South.

PAVING SIXTH STREET: The last of these projects will be to repave Sixth Street South, which Kirkland will do after 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.

WHY: These four projects are part of a long-term effort to 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. The thumbnail on the right links to a map that illustrates these projects.

Title VI:  It is the City of Kirkland’s policy to ensure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin or sex in the provision of benefits and services under any programs and activities. Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with the City of Kirkland.  For questions regarding Kirkland’s Title VI Program, or to file a complaint with the City of Kirkland, please contact the Title VI Coordinator at 425-587-3875 or

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