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124th Avenue Northeast Improvements

124TH-circulator-cover 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. Bottom-left:  
Click on the map thumbnail below to view a map of three upcoming projects for the 124th Avenue Northeast corridor. 

Design only

(Between Northeast 124th and 116th streets) Design began January 2018 on a combined project that will widen to five lanes an eight-block section of 124th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 124th and 116th streets. That section currently has three lanes. On the north side of 124th Avenue Northeast’s intersection with Northeast 124th Street, at Totem Lake Boulevard, the project will create a second southbound left-turn lane and will convert the southbound right-turn only lane into a second through-lane that allows right-turns. On the south side of Northeast 124th Street, the project is creating a two-way turn-lane.
It will also improve 124th Avenue Northeast’s transit stop, widen its existing sidewalk and create buffered bicycle lanes. Kirkland’s staff expects construction to begin September 2020. Contact: Senior Project Engineer Aparna Khanal, (425) 587-3827,

(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 2018. The City plans to build by January 2019 the 3,000 linear feet of missing sidewalk, curb and gutter in the 1.35-mile long section of 124th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 90th and 113th streets. Contact Senior Project Engineer Aparna Khanal,, (425) 587-3827.

(At Northeast 116th Street)
An effort to improve safety and traffic flow at one of Kirkland’s most challenging intersections begins January. By summer, 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,

Participate in the design process for the 124th Avenue Northeast corridor.

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