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STREETS-overlay-map-2017Update (Feb. 28, 2017) -- Five sections of four arterials throughout Kirkland will receive new surfaces in 2017. The City is planning to pave sections of Kingsgate’s 124th Avenue Northeast, Bridle Trails’ 116th Avenue Northeast, Juanita’s Forbes Creek Drive and South Rose Hill’s Northeast 80th Street, as well as the bridge crossing Interstate 405 at Northeast 72nd Place. The City will also prepare Norkirk’s Third Street this year for the new surface it will receive in 2018 by improving sidewalk access to 30 wheelchair ramps and by upgrading a water main in advance of 2018’s street paving schedule. 

The 2012 Streets Levy doubled the number of arterial lane miles Kirkland resurfaces each year to 10, empowering the City to 2102 Street Levy Logo Small JPGresurface all of its 180 arterial lane miles by the year 2032. This accelerated maintenance program is vital for the function of Kirkland’s more traveled roads, which are under constant stress.

That stress had reduced by 2012 the collective conditions of Kirkland’s more traveled roads to 57.4 on the Pavement Condition Index.


Roads with Pavement Condition Index scores near 30 require total reconstruction, which costs taxpayers $65,000 per City block. The City of Kirkland rarely reconstructs roads due to that expense.

Overlay, by contrast, costs taxpayers roughly $16,000 per City block—about 25 percent of the costs of reconstruction. However, overlay is only a viable treatment option for arterials in good conditions—that is roads with Pavement Condition Index scores near 70.

Kirkland’s 20-year goal for the Pavement Condition Index of its arterial and collector street network is 70.

SCHEDULE (tentative):

October to February: Street selection and design 
November to January: Surveying and data collection
March to June: Prepping, grinding, repaving and striping Lake Washington Boulevard
May to July: A.D.A. upgrades to curb ramps
July to September: Repaving arterials
July to September: Treating neighborhood roads with slurry seal

 Caring for your infrastructure to keep Kirkland healthy, safe and vibrant.

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