The dual left-turn lanes will add automotive capacity to 124th Avenue Northeast's intersection with Northeast 116th Street.
UPDATES & INFORMATION
(Aug. 22, 2019) --
Automotive traffic continues to flow onto westbound Northeast 116th Street from northbound 124th Avenue Northeast, thanks to additional left turn-lane the City of Kirkland activated Wednesday afternoon.
Previously, the City of Kirkland extended bicycle lanes through the intersection and improved the adjacent sidewalks.
The problem that dual left-turn lanes helps solve(PDF 331 KB)
Laura Drake, project engineer, (425) 587-3833, firstname.lastname@example.org
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WHAT: Work began March 25 on a project aimed at reducing congestion and increasing automotive safety and capacity at 124th Avenue Northeast’s intersection with Northeast 116th Street. NPM Construction, Kirkland’s contractor, is reconfiguring the northbound-to-westbound leg of the intersection to include a pair of left-turn lanes. To accommodate the new left-turn lane, Kirkland’s transportation engineers will adjust the signals’ timing.
The project will extend the north- and southbound bicycles lanes through the intersection. NPM Construction is replacing three of the intersection’s four traffic signals, as well as its northeast and southeast curb ramps.
WHY: The intersection suffers from a disproportionate share of the City's traffic collisions. Left-hand turns cause nearly 60 percent of those crashes.
WHEN: NPM Construction’s crews are working eight hours a day, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.; in the traffic lanes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. NPM will complete the project in August.
- NPM Construction is establishing pedestrian detours, shifting traffic lanes and merging bicycle traffic with automotive traffic.
- The contractor will ensure access for local residents, mail delivery, garbage pick-up and emergency vehicles.
- King County Metro will temporarily relocate its northbound bus stop a few hundred feet to the north.
February 2018: Design is complete
March 2018: Kirkland advertises project to contractors
May 2018: City Council awards contract to NPM Construction
March 2019: Construction begins
August 2019: Construction ends