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Forbes Creek Bridge Seismic Retrofit

The map above shows a night time detour route around the project site at the Forbes Creek Bridge, which is just north of Fire Station No. 21 on the corner of Forbes Creek Drive and 98th Avenue Northeast. The route detours south-bound automobiles to the east, along Northeast 116th Street, south on 120th Avenue Northeast and back west toward Market Street along Northeast 112th Street, Northeast 106th Street and Forbes Creek Drive. North-bound drivers follow the same detour route, only in reverse. The map shows the Juanita Bay Causeway remaining open during construction.

Update (Nov. 13) -- Kirkland's Forbes Creek Seismic Retrofit contractor has retrofitted the Forbes Creek Bridge on 98th Avenue Northeast to withstand earthquakes. Razz Construction is now completing less intensive tasks, such as re-establishing Forbes Creek's native plants and returning the work site to its natural state. 

Patrick Herbig, Project Engineer,, (425) 587-3841

Christian Knight, neighborhood outreach,, (425) 587-3831.

​May 2015:
Advertisement of project
June 2015: Processing contract
July - September 2015: Site preparation and plant relocation
September - October 2015: Bridge seismic retrofit (up to seven night-time closures)
October - November 2015: Site clean-up and restoration
November 2015: Project complete

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