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First Street Water and Sewer

FIRST-mapWHAT: The City of Kirkland’s contractor is upgrading 3,200 linear feet of First Street sewer main between Fifth Avenue and 16th Avenue and 1,200 linear feet of First Street water between 10th Avenue and 14th Avenue.

Rodarte Construction will begin staging its equipments and surveying the project’s limits during the first week of August.
Rodarte will begin the more intensive work in the middle of August.
The new mains will replace water and sewer mains that are both undersized and that have exceeded their useful lives.
After connecting the new water and sewer mains to homes and organizations in October, Rodarte will repave First Street between Fifth and 16th avenues and upgrade 42 of its sidewalk access ramps.   

Rodarte Construction’s crews will work eight hours a day, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The road will be open until 8 a.m. and after 4 p.m. The contractor begins work the week of Aug. 7 and expects by mid-October to test and connect the water and sewer mains and to begin paving. Rodarte plans to finish the entire project by late November.

To complete the work, Rodarte will close First Street, one block at a time and establish detour routes.
The project will also temporarily eliminate some street parking areas. Road closures, block-by-block road closures, reduced street parking.
Rodarte Construction will backfill and/or cover any trenches or unfinished work at the end of each work day.    
Rodarte Construction will ensure access for local residents, mail delivery, garbage pick-up and emergency vehicles.

TIMELINE: City Council awarded the project in July to Rodarte Construction. Rodarte installs the water and sewer mains in First Street from August to October. The contractor plans to pave First Street in October.

Title VI:  It is the City of Kirkland’s policy to ensure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin or sex in the provision of benefits and services under any programs and activities. Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with the City of Kirkland.  For questions regarding Kirkland’s Title VI Program, or to file a complaint with the City of Kirkland, please contact the Title VI Coordinator at 425-587-3875 or

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Public Works
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123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
Operations & Maintenance
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915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries

Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
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