INFORMATION & UPDATES
Update (Aug. 22) -- A strike this week by the International Operating Engineer’s Union, Local 302, has stalled progress on the contracted project to install a 20-inch water main beneath 120th Avenue Northeast.
Shoreline Construction's crews had already installed the 20-inch water main between Northeast 80 and 85th streets and were were connecting buildings and homes to it. The loss of heavy equipment operators, however, forced Shoreline to request a suspension of work.
Despite the delays, the contractors on both jobs will continue to manage traffic and erosion around the construction sites.
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A water main and stormwater system upgrade project will close 120th Avenue Northeast, from Northeast 80th to Northeast 85th streets during work hours, starting in June and ending in September. However, mail delivery, local residents and emergency response will continue to have access to the street.
The new 20-inch water main, which contracted crews will be installing there, will equalize the water pressure between the 24-inch water main Kirkland installed in 2015 beneath Northeast 85th Street and the 20-inch main Kirkland installed the following year beneath Northeast 80th Street. It will also provide system redundancy for the conveyance of drinking water and fire flows, in case of an emergency. The stormwater pipe will extend
Shoreline Construction’s crews will be working between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting in June. Shoreline will complete the project in September.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Installation will require Shoreline Construction to dig a trench along the west side of 120th Avenue Northeast.
Puget Sound Energy and Shoreline Construction will be working nights near 120th Avenue Northeast’s intersection with Northeast 85th Street.
After the contractor has installed the water and stormwater pipes, it will patch and pave the roadway. This will require a forecasted period of dry weather. Forecasts of wet weather will delay the paving process.
Shoreline Construction will provide access for local residents, mail delivery, garbage pick-up and emergency vehicles.
: Christian Knight, outreach, firstname.lastname@example.org
, (425) 587-3831; or Project Engineer Scott Gonsar, email@example.com
, (425) 587-3830.