UPDATES & INFORMATION
Update (July 3, 2019)
-- The pedestrian bridge that spans Interstate 405 to connect South Rose Hill’s 116th Avenue Northeast to Everest’s Kirkland Avenue will close for three continuous days.
Rodarte Construction, Kirkland’s contractor, will close the bridge from 7 a.m. July 15 to 5 p.m. July 17.
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The closure will allow Rodarte Construction’s crews to replace a manhole near the bridge’s western base and rebuild the curb ramp and 20 linear feet of sidewalk.
The new manhole is a fundamental part of Rodarte Construction’s ongoing project to upgrade the water and sewer main beneath Kirkland Avenue.
The new curb ramp and sidewalk panels will improve access for people who travel by wheelchair. It will also reduce the tendency for stormwater to collect on the sidewalk at the bridge’s base.
Rodarte Construction will establish a walking and bicycling detour around the bridge. That detour will direct foot and bicycle traffic along Northeast 70th Place.
Kirkland Avenue will remain closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays until July 12.
Rodarte Construction finished upgrading the water main in early June. The contractor will complete sewer main upgrade in December.
The upgrades add capacity to the essential systems and replace systems that were near their end of their useful lives.
Contact Patrick Herbig, project engineer, (425) 587-3841, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Christian Knight, outreach, email@example.com
A water and sewer main upgrade project is requiring some lane-closures on Kirkland Avenue, between 116th Avenue Northeast and Railroad Avenue. There, the City of Kirkland's contractor is upgrading 1,500 linear feet of eight-inch concrete pipe to 12-inch ductile iron pipe. Rodarte Construction will also replace 1,550 linear feet of eight-inch concrete sewer pipe with 12-inch PVC pipe.
After installation, the contractor will patch and repave Kirkland Avenue.
: The upgrades began spring 2019 and continue into fall. Rodarte Construction will work between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., and between Monday and Friday.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Rodarte Construction will provide access for local residents, mail delivery, garbage pick-up and emergency vehicles.
One—or both—of Kirkland Avenue’s lanes will close at times.
Rain and forecasted rain will delay the paving schedule.
Christian Knight, outreach, firstname.lastname@example.org, (425) 587-3831; or, Patrick Herbig, project engineer, email@example.com, (425) 587-3841.
February 2019 -- Design expected to be complete
March 2019 -- Council awards project to contractor
April - December 2019 -- Contractor upgrades water and sewer mains
July 15 - July 17 -- Northeast 80th Street pedestrian bridge is closed