August 26, 2015
Reminder: Join us for the Community Celebration and Dedication!
The Family Fitness and Play Area on the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) at Google will open Monday, August 31, 2015! Join us for the Community Celebration and Dedication from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Special feature: Watch Juanita High School girls and boys teams compete against Lake Washington High School girls and boys teams—on the new basketball court!
Avoid traffic by walking or biking to the event! Remember you can use the Cross Kirkland Corridor!
See how the community’s vision for the CKC is becoming a reality and celebrate the investment of approximately $3 million by Google in amenities for the public along the CKC. Event information Cross Kirkland Corridor or on Cross Kirkland Corridor Facebook.
Trail Connections Underway
CKC connection to the Houghton/Everest Shopping Center
The plans for the bridge and trail from the CKC to the Houghton/Everest Shopping Center have been submitted for permits. The bridge will be 30 feet long and 10 feet wide. The trail will start on the east side of the bridge and follow a straight line to the west side of 106th Avenue NE. Pedestrians and bicyclists will be directed to cross 106th Avenue NE at the intersection of NE 68th Street. Construction is anticipated in September. For more information contact Kari Page, Cross Kirkland Corridor Coordinator at KPage@kirklandwa.gov or call 425-587-3011.
Connection from 116th Avenue NE in the Highlands Neighborhood to the CKC
The Highlands Neighborhood has finished rebuilding the stairs from the north end of 116th Avenue NE to the trail along the south side of the CKC. The plans for the bridge linking the trail to the CKC have been submitted for permits and construction of this last element of the connection is schedule for later this fall. For more information contact Kari Page, Cross Kirkland Corridor Coordinator at KPage@kirklandwa.gov or call 425-587-3011.
NE 68th Street Stair Connection to the CKC
The NE 68th Street Stair Connection project is the Neighborhood Safety Program’s top priority for 2015. The concrete stairs, to be constructed on the south side of NE 68th Street leading to the CKC, are in design and scheduled to go out for bids this October. Construction is anticipated late this year. For more information contact Kari Page, Cross Kirkland Corridor Coordinator at KPage@kirklandwa.gov or call 425-587-3011.
Brown Bag Lunch for August is cancelled
Due to the Community Celebration scheduled for the last Monday of the August (the typical Brown Bag meeting day) we will celebrate the CKC instead of meeting.
New Trail Map
Check out the new CKC Interim Trail, Parks, Facilities and Trail Guide Use this map to explore Kirkland and the many parks and recreational features just footsteps from the Cross Kirkland Corridor. New trail connections are being made in 2015, so check back in early 2016 for an updated map.
Preliminary Capital Improvement Program supports CKC Master Plan
On July 21, the City Council got its first look at the 2015-2020 Preliminary Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP is a plan that addresses construction, repair, maintenance and acquisition of major capital facilities and equipment. The preliminary six-year CIP (2015–2020) proposes to fund a number of projects that support the Cross Kirkland Corridor Master Plan. There will be a public hearing on the preliminary CIP at the September 1 City Council meeting. All are welcome to attend and provide input. The final CIP will be adopted by the Kirkland Council in December of 2015. This and subsequent CKC Updates will highlight projects in the proposed Capital Improvement Program related to the CKC.
- Totem Lake Park Development Phase 1: Phase 1 implementation includes a northern trail and boardwalk segment connecting the park’s existing trail system to the Cross Kirkland Corridor. Additional project components include wetland enhancements and environmental interpretive features.
- Totem Lake Park Development Phase 2: Second phase will focus on improvements near and within the adjacent CKC, including trail development, viewing decks, wetland mitigation and restoration, habitat enhancements, landscaping fencing and irrigation.
(Very) Friendly Reminder: Trail Users Etiquette and Rules
With the popularity of the CKC on the rise, we encourage you to use the following safety guidelines to make the trail safe and enjoyable for everyone. The Interim Trail is posted as follows:
- Pets must be on leash
- Pick up after your pet
- Stay on trail
- Pass on left and warn before passing
- Use during daylight hours only
- No motorized vehicles
- No horses
To ensure safe speeds, the trail will be posted with a 15 MPH speed limit.
For more tips on how to “Share the Trail” can be found on the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy website
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Contractor finishes rail removal on NE 124th Street and Totem Lake Boulevard
The City’s contractor has removed the rails at NE 124th Street and Totem Lake Boulevard at the CKC. The project is nearly complete—thank you for your patience while these improvements were being made.
Enjoy the smooth drive over the new pavement. The final paving surface will be applied the first week of September, weather permitting.
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