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Totem Lake Gateway


Kirkland earned a $4.83 million grant in November 2017 from Washington’s Transportation Improvement Board that will help fund a series of improvements on sections of Totem Lake Boulevard and 120th Avenue Northeast. Those improvements will restore the sections of roadway that are settling and will create wide sidewalks. The project will also install lighting that complements the pedestrian plazas and walkways created by the Village at Totem Lake. Kirkland’s engineers expect to finish design by summer 2019.

The work may begin in summer 2019, depending on environmental review and permitting. Kirkland’s project engineers expect construction to last nine to 11 months. The most intensive area of work is on Totem Lake Boulevard, just south of Totem Lake Park. There, crews will remove the existing roadway, replace 900 feet of narrow sidewalk with 10-foot-wide sidewalk, replace the 1970s-era retaining wall and then rebuild the road. The project’s last major task is to grind and repave Totem Lake Boulevard, from Northeast 124th Street to Northeast 128th Street, plus sections of 120th Avenue Northeast.
Contact: Senior Project Engineer George Minassian, (425) 587-3829,


April 2017: Kirkland hires Perteet to design Totem Lake Gateway
November 2017:
Kirkland earns $4.83 million grant from Washington State's Transportation Improvement Board
January 2019:
Perteet expects to complete design
September - October 2019:
Marshbank Construction, Kirkland's contractor, improves stormwater system
March - August 2020: Marshbank replaces retaining wall along Totem Lake Boulevard, rebuilds and repaves sections of Totem Lake Boulevard, Totem Lake Way, and 120th Avenue Northeast. 

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