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2015 Street Overlay Map
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2015 North Juanita road candidates for slurry seal
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2015 North Rose Hill road candidates for slurry seal
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2015 Kingsgate road candidates for slurry seal
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Map of Slurry Seal History
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Educational Video: Street Preservation "Lifecycle of a Street"
Slurry Seal Brochure
Pavement Management System
Street Preservation Techniques
George Minassian, P.E.
Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator
The goal of Kirkland's annual street preservation program is to keep the City's 600 lane miles of roads in conditions that are cost-effective to maintain and functional for travel. To achieve this, Kirkland repairs and conditions roughly 40 lane-miles of roads every year.
Thirty of these lane-miles are on residential and collector streets, which connect residents' homes to the City's arterials.
Kirkland repairs and conditions more than 10 lane miles of arterials, which are the City's most traveled class of roads. The primary method of repairing arterials is to resurface them. Engineers call this 'overlay.' Kirkland will overlay in 2014 sections of Lake Washington Boulevard, Northeast 112th, 116th, 124th and 132nd streets, as well as 120th and 132nd avenues northeast.
The City treats approximately 30 lane miles of neighborhood and collector roads every year. The primary method of treatment for these roads is a thin layer of a mixture of emulsified asphalt, aggregate and water. Engineers refer to this as slurry seal. Slurry seal can restore roads to near optimum condition for as little as $1,600 per City block. However, they do not provide structure to the road. As such, Slurry Seal is not effective for deteriorated roads.
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.