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100th Avenue Northeast Corridor Design

100th-map-EIThe above map shows the design area beginning at Northeast 132nd Street and continuing up to the city limits.

Update (Oct. 2, 2019) --Construction begins summer 2020 on one of the 100th Avenue Northeast Improvements project’s most ambitious tasks: reconstruction of the Cedar Creek culvert.

DIGEST-winter-2020The existing five-decade-old box culvert blocks salmon and trout from swimming upstream and limits the roadway’s width to three lanes.

The new 13-foot-wide, eight-foot-tall culvert will accommodate an extra two lanes of traffic and, at the same time, provide access to a mile of upstream habitat for trout and salmon.

 Reconstruction of the Cedar Creek culvert is the first in a series of Phase I improvements the City will be implementing along the corridor’s northern half-mile, between Northeast 139th and 145th streets.

Other Phase I improvements include separated sidewalks and elevated bike lanes along both sides of the corridor. The first phase will also optimize traffic flow and safety at 100th Avenue Northeast’s intersections with Northeast 139th, 145th streets and Simonds Road. 100th-alternatives-analysis

Alternatives analysis
(pdf 7.9 MB)

Here's what we've been doing and how the 60 percent design is looking
(Sept. 14, 2017 PDF 769 KB)

100th-folioWhy Kirkland wants to redesign and rebuild 100th Avenue Northeast
(Sept. 17, 2015 PDF 650 KB)

Jan. 11, 2017 advisory group meeting
(7.1 MB)
June 23, 2016 advisory group meeting
(383 KB)
Aug. 9, 2016 advisory group meeting
(1.8 MB)
Sept. 13, 2016 advisory group meeting
(5.8 MB)

100th Avenue Corridor Study 
(Dec. 29, 2014 Adobe PDF Logo PDF 4 MB)

Laura Drake
Project Engineer
(425) 587-3833

Christian Knight
Neighborhood Services Coordinator
(425) 587-3831

It’s hard to get around …

Regardless of whether you travel 100th Avenue Northeast by car, by foot or by bike, you have faced challenges, such as:  
•    Lack of sidewalks and bicycle lanes
•    Limited visibility due to lack of streetlights
•    Excessive congestion during peak travel periods
•    Inefficient intersections
•    Turning into and out of driveways near stop lights

The City of Kirkland is designing improvements for these challenges on 100th Avenue Northeast corridor between Northeast 132nd and Northeast 145th streets.

This graph shows the planned schedule for the design process of 100th Avenue Northeast. A text-only version of the timeline is also available.

Opportunities for improvement

The City has identified opportunities to improve the overall corridor performance and safety for all modes of travel. Future enhancements that could be implemented along the corridor, include:
•    Improving street lighting
•    Adding sidewalks and buffered bike lanes within the existing street
•    Upgrading traffic signals at several key intersections to reduce delays, such as Northeast 132nd Street and Simonds Road Northeast
•    Extending the current two-way left turn lane from Northeast 139th Street to Northeast 145th Street
•    Protecting fish habitat by replacing or modifying the Juanita Creek culvert near Simonds Road Northeast
During the design of this project the project team will consider these types of enhancements along with other options as ways to improve the corridor.

We are creating a safe corridor with your help!
The City is excited to work with the community to improve 100th Avenue Northeast. Your suggestions and input are vital to developing a functional and effective corridor design.
The outreach process will rely heavily on community input throughout the project. The community can offer its input through in-person and online open houses and other events. For updates and more information, check back here or sign-up to receive email updates.

The 100th Avenue Northeast Study is available to review under important information on the sidebar of this webpage.  The City's Public Works staff hired the consulting firm of Concord Engineering to perform a study of the 100th Avenue Northeast Corridor. The Study analyzed safety improvements for pedestrians, general travel lane configurations, and associated environmental issues between Northeast 132nd and Northeast 145th Streets. Other considerations will include traffic flow, and future anticipated growth.  The final product from the Study will be used as the basis for future grant funding opportunities.  

Related Documents
•    September 2015 Folio [PDF]
•    100th Avenue Corridor Study [PDF]

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