- Project typeWater and sewer upgrade
- Project value$9,117,100
- Project scheduleMarch - December 2020 and Spring 2021
- Contractor nameMarshbank Construction
WHAT: Marshbank Construction will return as early as April to complete Kirkland’s upgrade of water and sewer systems along 108th Avenue Northeast.
Marshbank Construction will repair damaged curbs and sidewalk and rebuild sidewalk curb ramps to improve the corridor’s overall accessibility for all users.
When the weather is warmer and drier, Marshbank will also pave 108th Avenue Northeast, between Northeast 53rd and 60th streets.
Specifically, the contractor will be paving the center turn-lane and the northbound lane. Between Northeast 60th and 68th streets, the contractor will pave the entire roadway.
The contractor will also have to repair sewer connections at Northeast 53rd and 55th streets.
Earlier this year, Marshbank Construction replaced 108th Avenue Northeast’s water and sewer systems—both more than five decades old—to increase their capacities to serve Kirkland’s growing population and to reduce the systems’ needs for maintenance.
That need was most urgent in the sewer line, which runs from Northeast 68th Street to Northeast 53rd Street. Settling soil had created a sag in the sewer line, allowing sewage to accumulate there and requiring maintenance crews to periodically flush the line.
WHEN: Marshbank’s crews will work 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday to repair sidewalk, curbs, curb ramps and the roadway.
WHAT TO EXPECT: King County Metro will re-route some buses around construction zones.
- Commuters should expect significant travel delays while crews are repaving the road.
- Marshbank will detour traffic around any closed sections of road and will shift travel lanes to accommodate construction zones.
- The contractor will maintain access for local residents, mail, emergency responders and waste management.