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Street Preservation

STREETS-cycling-on-LWB

While repaving Lake Washington Boulevard, the City of Kirkland widened bicycle lanes to make cycling safer and more comfortable.

UPDATES & INFORMATION
Update (July 7, 2017) -- Kirkland's concrete contractor will complete sidewalk access ramp upgrades along Northeast 80th Street on July 10. On that day, Mid-Mountain Contractors will also begin upgrading the sidewalk access ramps along Forbes Creek Drive. Upgrading the streets' sidewalk access ramps prepares that street for the re-paving process that follows, later this summer.
 
STREETS-2017-slurry-sealHow Kirkland chose your neighborhood road for slurry seal and why (pdf 1.7 MB)


STREETS-overlay-map-2017Which streets is Kirkland paving this year? (pdf 866 KB)


SLURRY-2016-street-comparison-imageHow time affects slurry sealed roads.
(pdf 286 KB)

STREETS-lifecycle-of-a-streetEducational Video: Street Preservation "Lifecycle of a Street"tv_camera

Map of Slurry Seal History
(pdf 1 MB)

CONTACT
Christian Knight
Neighborhood Services Coordinator
(425) 587-3831, cknight@kirklandwa.gov
Or
George Minassian, P.E., Ph.D.
Streets Engineer
(425) 587-3829, gminassian@kirklandwa.gov

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 (paving)
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 (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.

Approximate timeline:
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 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 TitleVICoordinator@kirklandwa.gov.

 Alternate Formats: Persons with disabilities may request materials in alternative formats — please contact the Title VI Coordinator at 425-587-3875 or TitleVICoordinator@kirklandwa.gov. Persons with hearing impairments may access the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service at 711.

Public Works
Engineering
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
E-mail: publicworks@kirklandwa.gov
Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902