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All details generated by the City of Kirkland's Public Works Department are representations of current standards. Discrepancies may occur and feedback is welcome, as we are always trying to improve the quality of our details. Please check with the Public Works Department to see which details are applicable to your project.

Roadway Index & Plan Notes (PDF-73KB)

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  • R-1, Driveway Paving Material for Single Family Driveways
  • R-2, Paving Private Roads Providing Access to Public Utilities
  • R-3, Guidelines for Traffic Islands
  • R-4, Driveway Policy
  • R-5, Curb Ramp Installation and Replacement Policy
  • R-6, Requirements For "No Parking" Signs in the Public Right-of-Way
  • R-7, Street Asphalt Overlay Policy
  • R-8, Placing Concrete or Asphalt in Adverse Weather Conditions
  • R-9, New Plat Road Paving Policy
  • R-10, Street Tree Selection List and Planting and Pruning Procedures
  • R-11, Replacement of Existing Curb and Sidewalk
  • R-12, Required Right of Way Dedications for Principal & Minor Arterials
  • R-13, Intersection Sight Distance
  • R-14, Neighborhood Access Street Modification & Waiver Process
  • R-15, Permitted Groundcover in Public Landscape Strip
  • R-16, Fence Requirements in Right-of-Way
  • R-17, Speed Limits
  • R-18, Permanent Radar Signs
  • R-19, Curb Painting
  • R-20, Neighborhood Traffic Control Program - Traffic Planning and Acceptance
  • R-21, Roadside Memorial Sign Program
  • R-22, Pedestrian Flag Program
  • R-23, FAQ's about Easements 
  • R-24, Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB) Installation Policy
  • R-25, Use of Temporary Soil Nails
  • R-26, Development Street Lighting Standards
  • R-27, Long-Term Street Improvement Closure Policy
  • R-28, Right-of-Way Securities
  • R-29, Guidelines for Temporary Traffic Control Plan Preparation
  • R-30, Street Light Petition Policy
  • R-31, Accessible Pedestrian Signal Policy
  • R-32, Markings of On-Street Bike Lanes as Part of Resurfacing Project
  • R-33, Crosswalk Location Evaluation Study
  • R-34A, On-Street Parking
  • R-34B, On-Street Parking Impact Study
  • R-35, Guidelines for Temporary Non-Vehicle Use of Parking Stalls
  • R-36, Short Term Bicycle Parking
  • R-37, Mailbox No Parking Signs: Authorization for Property Owners


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    The following details were created and are maintained in AutoCAD.  They are presented in .pdf format and can be inserted into AutoCAD documents.

    Street Sign Designations CK-R.01
    General Utility Adjustment A.C. Pavement CK-R.02
    Monument Case and Cover CK-R.03
    AASHTO SU Design Vehicle 1" = 40' CK-R.04
    AASHTO SU Design Vehicle 1" = 20' CK-R.05
    Joint Occupancy Trenches in Residential Plats CK-R.06
    Section of Longitudinal or Transverse Cut CK-R.07
    Half-Street Section CK-R.08
    Standard Road Cross Section CK-R.09
    Standard Alley Cross Section CK-R.10
    Thickened Edge Private Roadway CK-R.11
    Restoration Detail and Pavement Patching CK-R.12
    Butt Joint, Cold Planing and Cold Mix Ramp CK-R.13
    Asphalt Overlay for Roadway Trench Repair CK-R.13A
    Full Width Cold Planing Detail CK-R.13B
    Geotech Boring Asphalt Patch CK-R.13C
    Edge Restoration Details CK-R.14
    Typical Vehicle Cul-De-Sac Street > 200 Feet CK-R.15
    Typical Vehicle Turn-Around Street < 200 Feet CK-R.16
    Concrete Curb and Gutter (Type A) CK-R.17
    Cement Concrete Pedestrian Curb CK-R.17A
    Flat Curb and Valley Gutter CK-R.17B
    Concrete Vertical Curb CK-R.17C
    Grate / Rolled Curb Installation CK-R.17D
    Cement Concrete (E-1, E-2, E-3, and E-4) CK-R.18
    Extruded Curb CK-R.19
    Median Curb CK-R.19A
    Extruded Asphalt Concrete Section CK-R.20
    Driveways and Wheel Chair Ramps CK-R.21
    NOT USED CK-R.22
    Sidewalk Section CK-R.23
    Curb Radius Standards & Curb Ramp Locations CK-R.24
    NOT USED CK-R.25
    Truncated Dome Textile Warning Surface CK-R.25B
    NOT USED CK-R.26
    NOT USED CK-R.27
    Crosswalk & Stop Bar Detail CK-R.28
    Crosswalk & Stop Bar Detail for Uncontrolled Approaches CK-R.28A
    Lane Markers (Dimensions) CK-R.29            
    Two-Way Left Turn Lane & Typical Arrow CK-R.30
    Pavement Marking Detail CK-R.31
    NOT USED CK-R.32
    Handicap Sign & Marking CK-R.33
    Bicycle Lane Markings CK-R.34
    Bicycle Detection Markings CK-R.34A
    Bicycle and Pedestrian Lane Markings CK-R.34B
    Typical Bicycle Lane - Width, Signing, & Marking CK-R.35
    Typical Buffered Bicycle Lane - Width, Signing and Marking CK-R.35A
    Typical Buffered Bicycle / Pedestrian Shared Path CK-R.35B
    Typical Bicycle Lane Treatment at Intersection CK-R.36
    Green Bike Lane at Intersection CK-R.36A
    Bike Lane Treatment at Drop Lane Right Turn CK-R.36B
    Typical Intersection / Conflict Zone Bike Lane Pavement Markings CK-R.36C
    Bike Lane Treatment Through a Driveway CK-R.36D
    Bike Box Detail CK-R.36E
    Two Stage Left Turn Bike Box Detail CK-R.36F
    Pedestrian Pole Detail CK-R.37
    Transverse Bar Pavement Marking Pattern CK-R.38
    Private Sidewalk & Driveway for Unimproved Right-of-Way CK-R.39
    Bicycle Parking Rack CK-R.40
    NOT USED CK-R.41
    NOT USED CK-R.42
    Standard Sign Installation CK-R.43
    Street Name Sign Standard CK-R.44
    Mailbox Cluster - Traditional Wood Design CK-R.45A
    Mailbox Cluster - Metal Design CK-R.45B
    Shared Lane Marking CK-R.46
    CBD Street Light Standard CK-R.47
    Pole Base Detail CK-R.47A
    Street Light Plan Layout CK-R.47B
    CBD Street Light Specifications CK-R.47C
    Pedestrian Circulation in the CBD CK-R.47D
    Totem Lake Neighborhood, Totem Center & NRHBD Street Light Specifications CK-R.47E
    Pedestrian Circulation in Totem Lake CK-R.47F
    Juanita Business District Street Light Specifications CK-R.47G
    Pedestrian Circulation in Juanita Business District CK-R.47H
    Juanita Business District Street Light Standard CK-R.47I
    Pedestrian Circulation in NRHBD CK-R.47J
    NE 85th St. Street Light Specifications CK-R.47K
    NE 85th St. Street Light Detail CK-R.47L
    Totem Lake Pedestrian Light Standard CK-R.47M
    Totem Lake Pedestrian Light Specifications CK-R.47N
    Typical Tree Planting Detail CK-R.48
    Street Tree with Grate Planting Detail CK-R.48A
    Tree Protection CK-R.49
    Conditions Requiring Safety Railings CK-R.50
    Safety Railing in Sidewalk CK-R.51
    Chain Link Sidewalk Safety Rail CK-R.51A
    Rockery Wall (Right-of-Way & Private Access Road Only) CK-R.52
    Rockery Detail Support Bank CK-R.53
    Rockery Detail Sidewalk Support CK-R.54
    Ecology Block Wall CK-R.55
    Timber Retaining Wall CK-R.56
    Cement Concrete Steps CK-R.57
    Timber Stairs CK-R.58
    Timber Stairs Landing CK-R.59
    Permitted Landscaping in the Public Right-of-Way CK-R.60
    Bollards CK-R.61
    Alternate Bollard CK-R.61A
    Pedestrian Easement CK-R.62
    Wood Safety Railing CK-R.63
    Board Fence CK-R.64
    Asphalt Section for Multipurpose & Paved Paths CK-R.65
    NOT USED CK-R.66
    Speed Cushion Marking & Signage CK-R.67
    Slotted Speed Hump Marking & Signage CK-R.67B
    Equestrian Soft Trail Detail CK-R.68 


    If, for any reason, this web page does not meet your needs for Pre-Approved Plans, these items are also available through the Public Works Department.  Please call (425) 587-3800 for more information.

    Public Works
    123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
    T. 425-587-3800 | F. 425-587-3807
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Operations & Maintenance
    915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033
    T. 425-587-3900 24/7 | F. 425-587-3902
    Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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