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Lake Washington Boulevard’s overlay process begins March 2015

Christian Knight
Kirkland Public Works/Capital Improvement Program
(425) 587-3831

Lake WA Blvd Overlay MapKIRKLAND, Wash. – The last street section on Kirkland’s 2014 list to repave is Lake Washington Boulevard, from 10th Street to Lakeview Drive. Starting later this month, the City’s 2014 overlay contractor will begin preparing the arterial for a new asphalt surface. Watson Asphalt expects to grind the street’s existing surface and replace it with a new one in April.

To achieve this, Watson Asphalt will close down one of Lake Washington Boulevard’s two lanes. However, Watson will keep one lane of traffic open at all times. The preparations will begin with a process known as “lowering iron,” during which crews protect the covers of sewer, gas and water utilities by removing them from the street.

Watson Asphalt had planned to repave Lake Washington Boulevard last fall. Poor fall weather, however, forced the contractor to delay the work until this spring.

For more information, contact George Minassian, Project Engineer, (425) 587-3829, or Christian Knight, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, (425) 587-3831. For more about the City’s Overlay Program, go to and search “Overlay.” (03.12.15)