While repaving Lake Washington Boulevard, the City of Kirkland widened bicycle lanes to make cycling safer and more comfortable.
Update (Aug. 17, 2017) -- Kirkland's 2017 overlay contractor is working at night this week to repair damaged sections of pavement on the Northeast 72nd Place bridge that spans Interstate 405.
Next week, Lakeside Industries crews will repave the bridge deck, itself.
Starting on Aug. 29, Lakeside will pave the sections of roadway that connect to the bridge. On the west end, those sections extend to the southbound on-ramp onto Interstate 405 and to 116th Avenue Northeast on the east end.
How Kirkland chose your neighborhood road for slurry seal and why (pdf 1.7 MB)
Which streets is Kirkland paving this year? (pdf 866 KB)
How time affects slurry sealed roads.
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Educational Video: Street Preservation "Lifecycle of a Street"
Map of Slurry Seal History
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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 repave them. Engineers call this 'overlay.'
SLURRY SEAL (sealing)
Typically, 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.
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.
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.