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Water System Improvement Project


Update (Aug. 11) -- After connecting the new water main to Norkirk homes on Fourth Street, Kirkland's 2017 Water System Improvements contractor is starting work on Kirkland Way, between Sixth Street and Peter Kirk Park.
The work will, for the most part, close much of Kirkland Way. However, the contractor will provide access to residents, workers in nearby buildings, their customers, as well as mail and emergency services. Oceanside Construction expects to complete the Kirkland Way water main by mid-September.

Brian Baker
Capital Project Coordinator
(425) 587-3874

Christian Knight
Neighborhood Services Coordinator
(425) 587-3831

WHAT: The City of Kirkland is planning in to upgrade in May the water main along sections of Third Street, Fourth Street, and Kirkland Way.
The work along Third Street will be most extensive, extending from Central Way to Seventh Avenue. On Fourth Street, crews will replace the water main in a two-block section, starting at 18th Avenue and heading north. And on Kirkland Way, crews will replace the water main one block west of Sixth Street.
FEATURES: The project will upgrade the capacity of the existing asbestos water mains to eight-inch and 12-inch water mains.
WHEN: Construction on the Kirkland Way water main began Aug. 8 and will continue into mid-September.
WHAT TO EXPECT: To install the new water mains, crews will dig trenches in the streets. The contract allows the contractor to close both lanes of each road to through-traffic. Emergency, mail and residential traffic will have access. The work will also temporarily eliminate some side-street parking.
The City of Kirkland requires the contractor to backfill and/or cover trenches and other unfinished work at the end of each day.    


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