UPDATES & INFORMATION
Update (Oct. 23, 2019) -- The City of Kirkland celebrated today the completion of the Sixth Street corridor improvements.
Kirkland's leaders gathered with community members at Sixth Street's intersection with Ninth Avenue South to cut the ceremonial ribbon.
The City of Kirkland partnered with King County yesterday to establish and activate Sixth's Street's intersection with Ninth Avenue South.
Lakeside Industries will establish Sixth Street's permanent travel lanes when weather permits.
Plan set: Ninth Avenue South & Sixth Street (PDF 2 MB)
CONTACT: George Minassian, Senior Project Engineer, (425) 587-3829, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Christian Knight, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, email@example.com and (425) 587-3831.
SIXTH STREET TRAFFIC SIGNALS: Johansen Construction's crews installed traffic signals this summer at Sixth Street South’s intersections with Kirkland Way and Ninth Avenue South. At Sixth Street and Kirkland Way, Johansen Construction reconfigured the intersection to better accommodate buses’ turning-radii and reconstructed 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.
UTILITY UPGRADES: To prepare Sixth Street for its new surface, a City of Kirkland contractor upgraded in spring 2019 the five-decade-old water and sewer mains beneath Sixth Street.
WHY ALL THE FOCUS ON SIXTH 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 2018 - September 2019: Install four-way traffic signals at Sixth Street South's intersection with Kirkland Way and Ninth Avenue South
August 2019 - September 2019: Upgrade curb, gutter and sidewalk access ramps that are out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and pave Sixth Street South
October 2018 - April 2019: Upgrade water and sewer mains beneath Sixth Street South