While repaving Lake Washington Boulevard, the City of Kirkland widened bicycle lanes to make cycling safer and more comfortable.
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.
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.
(pdf 286 KB)
Educational Video: Street Preservation "Lifecycle of a Street"
Map of Slurry Seal History
(pdf 1 MB)
Neighborhood Services Coordinator
(425) 587-3831, email@example.com
George Minassian, P.E., Ph.D.
(425) 587-3829, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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.