UPDATES & INFORMATION
SIXTH STREET TRAFFIC SIGNALS
Update (May 9, 2018) -- Kirkland's street maintenance division is planning in May and early June to repair a few of Sixth Street South's most damaged sections. The City's crews will patch a section in the southbound lane, starting at the Cross Kirkland Corridor crossing and continuing 1,000 feet to the south. In the northbound lane, workers will repair a 300-foot-long section on the south side of the Cross Kirkland Corridor.
The City of Kirkland will not, however, be repairing the street's surface between Northeast 68th Street and Fifth Avenue South. That section will be temporarily repaired by the water and sewer main upgrades, which begins this year.
Plan set: Kirkland Way & Sixth Street South
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Plan set: Ninth Avenue South & Sixth Street (PDF 2 MB)
CONTACT: Laura Drake, Project Engineer, (425) 587-3833, email@example.com; or Christian Knight, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org and (425) 587-3831.
: A project aimed at managing Sixth Street South’s traffic congestion with a pair of four-way traffic signals begins May 29, 2018. Contracted crews will install traffic signals at Sixth Street South’s intersections with Kirkland Way and Ninth Avenue South. At Sixth Street and Kirkland Way, the City will reconfigure the intersection to better accommodate buses’ turning-radii and reconstruct it with concrete. Concrete is more durable than asphalt pavement and thus, more capable of withstanding the heavier-than-normal traffic loads buses impose on the intersection’s surface. Construction on the Kirkland Way intersection should last four to six months and will require a five-day closure of the intersection, starting at 7 a.m., Aug. 9 to 5 a.m., Aug. 13.
: The City of Kirkland will upgrade in 2018 the water and sewer mains along Sixth Street South. The sewer main upgrade will stretch 950 feet, from Northeast 68th Street to the north side of Eighth Avenue South. The water main upgrade is between Northeast 68th Street and Fifth Avenue South.
PAVING SIXTH STREET: The last of these projects will be to repave Sixth Street South, which Kirkland will do after it has upgraded the Sixth Street water main, between Fifth Avenue and Northeast 68th Street as well as the sewer main between Eighth Avenue South and Northeast 68th Street.
: These four projects are part of a long-term effort to prepare the Everest and Houghton neighborhoods for the public's increasing use of Sixth Street. Along with the Cross Kirkland Corridor, these projects provide for all primary transportation modes: walking, bicycling, driving and riding transit. They also ensure that residents continue to have access to clean drinking water and sewage treatment. The thumbnail on the right links to a map that illustrates these projects.
May/June 2018: Patching sections of Sixth Street South
May - November 2018: Install four-way traffic signals at Sixth Street South's intersection with Kirkland Way and Ninth Avenue South
August 2018 - February 2019: Upgrade water and sewer mains beneath Sixth Street South
June 2019 - October 2019: Upgrade curb, gutter and sidewalk access ramps they are out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and pave Sixth Street South