KIRKLAND, Wash. (October) –The City of Kirkland has a construction contract underway to improve safety for walking and bicycling along Kirkland’s north-to-south corridor of Lake Washington Boulevard, Lake Street, Market Street and 98th Ave Northeast.
The Lakefront Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Project includes installation of rapid flashing beacons, improved sidewalk access at 100 curb ramps, and the creation of colored bike lanes along intersections at Lake Washington Boulevard, Lake Street, Market Street, and 98th Ave Northeast. Streets will remain open throughout the project, but there will be occasional lane-closures and some temporary parking area closures. The City anticipates that the project will be completed by January.
“These improvements will result in a safer user experience for pedestrians and bicyclists that wish to enjoy Kirkland’s beautiful lakefront for recreation or commuting,” said Public Works Director Kathy Brown. “Additionally, these improvements directly align with our City Council’s goals of enhancing public safety, creating dependable infrastructure, and providing balanced transportation that reduces reliance on single occupancy vehicles.”
More information regarding the Lakefront Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements project can be found at http://bit.ly/LakefrontBikePed.