The above image represents Kirkland's vision for 124th Avenue Northeast, south of Northeast 124th Street, as articulated in the March 2018 "Totem Lake Urban Center: Enhancement and Multimodal Transportation Network Plan." The projects summarized on this page help lay the groundwork for this plan. Click on the above image to learn more about 124th Avenue Northeast's role in that plan.
UPDATES & INFORMATION
124TH AVENUE NORTHEAST ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS
Update (July 9, 2019)
-- A City of Kirkland subcontractor is taking a closer look this week and next at the utility pipes and conduit currently buried beneath the 124th Avenue Northeast corridor, between Northeast 116th and 124th streets.
To get that look, a small crew from the Applied Professional Services will be drilling 35 holes into the planter strips and the sidewalks on both sides of 124th Avenue Northeast. The Applied Professional Services crew will be drilling between five and seven holes per day. Some of the locates will require sidewalk closure.
The procedure, helps Kirkland’s 124th Avenue Northeast Roadway Improvements team design a new streetscape—stormwater drainage, sidewalk-level bicycle lanes, street lights and a five-lane roadway—that is compatible with the existing utilities beneath it.
124th Avenue Northeast sidewalk
To prepare for the sidewalk its workers will build throughout the next five months on 124th Avenue Northeast, between Northeast 90th and 113th streets, Allied Construction has built curb ramps at all the intersections. Allied's worker have also built a few sidewalk sections with permeable concrete, which allows rain to drain into the earth beneath it.
Kirkland's leaders consider 124th Avenue Northeast a fundamental component of a walking and bicycling route that transcends all four quadrants of the Totem Lake Urban Center.
PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS
To participate in the design process for the 124th Avenue Northeast corridor, follow the link to answer a few brief questions. You can also attend the Feb. 12 open house at the Kirkland Justice Center, which begins at 5 p.m.
Aparna Khanal, Senior Project Engineer, (425) 587-3827; firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Knight, Neighborhood Services Coordinator; (425) 587-3831; email@example.com
As part of a larger effort to make Totem Lake a walkable, vibrant, and green urban center, the City of Kirkland is improving the 124th Avenue Northeast corridor between Northeast 116th Street and Northeast 124th Street. This project, along with other efforts in the area, will enhance connectivity to the Village, Totem Lake Park and other local hubs.
Anticipated improvements along the 124th Avenue Northeast corridor will include:
• Widening the roadway to five lanes
• Adding amenities, including street trees and lighting
• Enhancing transit stops
• Widening sidewalks
• Creating buffered, sidewalk-level bicycle lanes
As part of design, the project team is exploring new urban design elements, such as fencing, landscaping, and lighting to give the corridor a visual sense of identity and improve safety for walking, bicycling and driving.
Contact: Senior Project Engineer Aparna Khanal, (425) 587-3827, firstname.lastname@example.org
124TH AVENUE NORTHEAST SIDEWALK
(Between Northeast 90th and 113th streets)
A project to link South Rose Hill to Totem Lake with a continuous sidewalk along the west side of 124th Avenue Northeast begins January 2019 and will continue until November. The City plans to build the 3,000 linear feet of missing sidewalk, curb and gutter in the 1.35-mile long section of 124th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 92nd and 113th streets. Contact Senior Project Engineer Aparna Khanal, email@example.com, (425) 587-3827.
DUAL LEFT-TURN LANES ON 124TH AVENUE NORTHEAST
(At Northeast 116th Street)
An effort to improve safety and traffic flow at one of Kirkland’s most challenging intersections begins by spring 2019. By summer 2019, Kirkland will have added a northbound-to-westbound left turn-lane to 124th Avenue Northeast at its intersection with Northeast 116th Street. To accommodate the new left-turn lane, Kirkland’s transportation engineers will adjust the signals’ timing. The City will also create a northbound bicycle lane along 124th Avenue Northeast. The intersection suffers from the highest collision rate in the city, according to City of Kirkland data. Left-turns cause more than half of those collisions. The additional left turn-lane will help remedy this dynamic and add more capacity for an intersection that will need to accommodate increasing traffic. Contact Project Engineer Laura Drake, (425) 587-3833, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participate in the design process for the 124th Avenue Northeast corridor.
Spring 2018: Community members participate in 124th road improvements process by offering feedback on early design concepts
Fall 2018 - January 2020: City of Kirkland pursues grant funding for roadway improvements project
January 2019 - November 2019: Allied Construction builds sidewalk between Northeast 90 and 113th streets
March 2019 - July 2019: NPM Construction adds second left turn-lane onto Northeast 116th Street
January 2020 - December 2021: Beginning of construction window for 124th Avenue Northeast roadway improvements project