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Dual Left-Turn Lanes on 124th Avenue Northeast

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The dual left-turn lanes will add automotive capacity to 124th Avenue Northeast's intersection with Northeast 116th Street.

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.

TIMELINE:
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 

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