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80th Street Water and Sewer mains


Update (Aug. 10) -- The contractor currently installing new water and sewer mains beneath Northeast 80th Street said its crews will finish the project by Halloween. Shoreline Construction officials also said most of the traffic-affecting work will be done by the start of the school year. Specifically, Shoreline Construction’s crews will be installing an eight-inch water main between 124th and 126th avenues northeast. This eight-inch pipe will distributes water to homes on 122nd, 123th and 124th avenues northeast.

Update (June 21) --The Kirkland contractor now upgrading the water and sewer mains along Northeast 80th Street will close 80th on June 24 between 130th and 132nd avenues northeast.

This 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday closure end early in July. Local residents, mail delivery, solid waste collection, school buses and emergency vehicles will continue to have access.

This is the second of Shoreline Construction’s five scheduled closures. Northeast 80th Street will also close for two weeks between 123rd and 126th avenues northeast starting June 29; and for up to one month between 126th and 128th avenues northeast, starting July 13. Local residents, mail delivery, solid waste collection, school buses, emergency vehicles and local residents, who have no other means of accessing their homes, will continue to have access during all of these closures.

Access will not exist, however, when the contractor is repaving the sections of street it deconstructed to install the water and sewer mains. That will happen first June 22 to June 24 between Northeast 75th Street and 120th Avenue Northeast.

All of this work is intended to provide more capacity for Kirkland's growing population and to replace aging systems. 

Specifically, the project will replace the aging eight-inch water main with 20-inch water main. It will replace the aging eight-inch sewer main with a 12-inch sewer main.  

The work will require intermittent lane-closures along the corridor. Kirkland is establishing a traffic control plan for residents who are driving, walking and riding a bicycle. Crews can work between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The City of Kirkland requires the contractor to backfill and/or cover trenches and other unfinished work at the end of each day. Access for mail delivery, garbage pick-up and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

CONTACT: Christian Knight, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, and (425) 587-3831 or Scott Gonsar, Project Engineer,, (425) 587-3830.

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