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Water and Sewer mains along Second Street South and Third Avenue South

Map shows water and sewer main upgrades along Second Street South and Third Avenue South
Kirkland's contractor will upgrade the water and sewer mains along Second Street South and Third Avenue South, as depicted on this map.

(March 29, 2017) -- Shoreline Construction will be temporarily eliminating side-street parking along Third Avenue South and Second Street South when its crews begin replacing the existing six-inch concrete sewer line that runs along those streets with 780 linear feet of eight-inch PVC sewer pipe. The City's contractor will also replace the aging six-inch water main that runs along Second Street South with a 12-inch water main. Construction will require one-block street-closures on Third Avenue South to all traffic, except residential, postal and emergency response. Senior Project Engineer Aparna Khanal expects to complete construction by early fall 2017.

WHY: The upgrades increase capacity and restore integrity to aging and failing utility infrastructure.

WHEN: Construction will likely begin in spring, most likely April 2017 and will continue until late summer or early fall 2017.  
WHAT TO EXPECT: Shoreline Construction will dig trenches in Second Street South and Third Avenue South. This will result in work-time closures to through-traffic. The contractor will establish a detour route for non-local traffic. The project will also eliminate side-street parking during construction along Third Avenue South and Second Street South. Residents and emergency and mail services will have access at all times. The contractor will backfill and/or cover trenches and other unfinished at the end of each day.
Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays.
DID YOU KNOW? A world-wide consortium of 11,000 scientists and doctors said sewers were modern civilization’s most important medical discovery.
The British Medical Journal reported in a 2007 article that sewers and sanitation earned 1,795 of the 11,000 total votes to beat anesthesia, antibiotics, penicillin and vaccines to claim the top spot.
Not coincidentally, Kirkland’s 2015 to 2020 capital improvement program is funding 24 water and sewer upgrades.
Christian Knight, outreach, (425) 587-3831,; Aparna Khanal, senior project engineer, (425) 587-3827,

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