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Lakefront Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements


LAKEFRONT-project-updateWHAT: The project aimed at improving safety for walking and bicycling along Kirkland’s north-to-south corridor of Lake Washington Boulevard, Lake Street, Market Street and 98th Avenue Northeast will began October 2018. The project will install rapid flashing beacons on Market Street at Waverly Way and Central Way. It will improve sidewalk access at several intersections, and create colored bike lanes along Lake Washington Boulevard, Lake Street, Market Street and 98th Avenue Northeast. 

WHY: This grant-funded project enhances one of Kirkland's most important north-to-south walking and bicycling routes, connecting Juanita Village and Juanita Beach Park to the South Kirkland Park and Ride.

WHEN: Design concludes summer 2018. Construction begins October 2018 and should be complete by spring 2019.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Kirkland's prospective contractor will work eight hours a day, Monday through Friday or 10 hours a day, during four business days. The contractor will backfill or cover any trenches it digs at the end of each work day. The streets will remain open at all times. However, the project will require some lane-closures and will close off some parking areas. 

CONTACT: Christian Knight, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator,, (425) 587-3831 or Senior Project Engineer Aparna Khanal, (425) 587-3827.

This illustrated map above shows the most prominent features of the Lakefront Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements project. Those include rapid flashing beacons on Market Street and at Central Way. It also includes bike lanes, some sections buffered.

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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