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The City of Kirkland is leveraging the 2018 street paving program to extend bicycle lanes on 84th Avenue Northeast, from Northeast 124th Street to Northeast 132nd Street. The extension will create continuous bicycle lanes to the city limits at Northeast 145th Street. To see a pdf of this street section, as well as a section depicting the new shared-use lane on 116th Avenue Northeast, click on the section above.

STREETS-overlay-processOverlay Program
The City of Kirkland repaves up to 10 lane-miles of its more traveled streets every year. The Capital Improvement Program pays for about half of those lane-miles. The other half is funded by the 2012 Streets Levy.
This process extends the useful lives of well-traveled streets by 10 to 20 years, at an estimated cost of $16,000 per block.

2018 Overlay Program
Kirkland will be repaving sections of streets this summer in six different neighborhoods. Those street sections are included in the sidebar and map thumbnail in the sidebar on the right.

The process this year begins in July with a process known as "lowering iron," during which workers remove utility lids to prevent the damage they would otherwise sustain during the grinding stage. 

The grinding stage is when contracted crews use milling machines to remove the top three to five inches of a street's aSTREETS-2017-project-update-80thsphalt. Once crews have removed the street's damaged layer of asphalt, they are ready--assuming good weather--to lay down its new asphalt surface. 

The City's goal for the overlay program is to improve to 70 the entire street network's average Pavement Condition Index score.​ The street network's Pavement Condition Index score at the end of 2015 was 65.4, up eight points since residents approved the Streets Levy in 2012.

A repaved street would score 100 on the index. A street riddled with potholes and alligator cracks would likely score lower than 50. Streets that score lower than 50 likely require total reconstruction, which costs taxpayers $65,000 per City block. The City of Kirkland rarely reconstructs roads due to that expense.

SCHEDULE (tentative):

November to April: Street selection and design  
December to March:
Surveying and data collection
April to June: Prepping, grinding, repaving and striping 93rd and 100th avenues northeast
May to August:
Improving access to sidewalks (A.D.A. upgrades to curb ramps)
July to October:
Repaving arterials
July to September: Treating neighborhood roads with slurry seal

 Caring for your infrastructure to keep Kirkland healthy, safe and vibrant.

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