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Street Preservation

Timeline graphic shows street selection and design from October 2014 through February 2015, surveying and data collection, starting mid-November and continuing into January 2015, repaving Lake Washington Boulevard starting March 2015 and continuing into J

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2016 Street Overlay Map
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2016 Neighborhood 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"tv_camera

Slurry Seal Brochure

Street Network

Pavement Management System

Street Preservation Techniques


George Minassian, P.E.
Project Engineer
(425) 587-3829

Christian Knight
Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator
(425) 587-3831

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.  

A construction crew overlays September 2013 Juanita-Woodinville Way. OVERLAY
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 can be applied in a day. However, it requires total closure for that amount of time. SLURRY SEAL
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.

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.

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 resulting from 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 425-587-3011 or

 Alternate Formats: Persons with disabilities may request materials in alternative formats — please contact the Title VI Coordinator at 425-587-3011 or Persons with hearing impairments may access the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service at 711.

Public Works
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
Operations & Maintenance
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902