- Project typeTransportation, bicyling and walking
- Project value$24,363,545
- Project scheduleSummer 2023 - Winter 2025
- Contractor nameOMA Construction
The illustration above provides three proposed locations for the crossing residents have requested along 100th Avenue Northeast. The City Council will consider these locations at its Feb. 6, 2024 meeting.
Kirkland's transportation staff is recommending the northern mid-block crossing between Northeast 140th Street and Northeast 140th Place,denoted with the green circle in the illustration above. To view a full-sized version of this image, click on the image's thumbnail below.
Progress continues on an ambitious project that will transform the 100th Avenue Northeast corridor into a safer, more efficient street for all traveling modes, including walking, driving, riding transit and bicycles.
In this first phase, the City is building separated sidewalks and elevated bicycle lanes along both sides of the corridor, between Northeast 139th and 145th streets. The first phase will also improve traffic flow by creating two more vehicular lanes and optimizing 100th Avenue Northeast’s intersections with Northeast 139th, 145th streets and Simonds Road.
In 2020, the City of Kirkland completed one of the first phase's most ambitious tasks: installation of a new 10-foot-wide, eight-foot-tall culvert that will accommodate those extra two lanes of traffic and, at the same time, is providing access to a mile of upstream habitat for trout and salmon.
Many of the improvements derive from the 100th Avenue Northeast Study(PDF, 331KB) The City's Public Works staff hired the consulting firm of Concord Engineering to work with the community on a study of the 100th Avenue Northeast Corridor. The Study analyzed safety improvements for pedestrians, general travel lane configurations, and associated environmental issues between Northeast 132nd and Northeast 145th Streets. Other considerations will include traffic flow, and future anticipated growth. The final product from the Study will be used as the basis for future grant funding opportunities.