Heads Up: Market Street Repaving Starts Monday

Work will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sept. 21; one lane will be kept open in both directions with flagging operations at times.

The City of Kirkland is advising motorists that resurfacing work started Monday on a key arterial, Market Street from Forbes Creek Drive to 16th Avenue in the Market neighborhood, and traffic delays should be expected.

After that project is finished on Sept. 21, resurfacing willl begin on NE 124th from 124th Avenue NE to Slater Avenue in the Totem Lake area.

Apparently crews started early Monday on Market, causing significant traffic backups during the morning commute, said Kari Page, spokeswoman for Kirkland Public Works. The lane shifts that caused the backups should not occur until 9 a.m. each morning.

Here is the advisory:

Project:  2012 Street Overlay Program Update

What:  The City of Kirkland is working with Lakeside Industries to resurface sections of four streets in Kirkland.  The first two are complete: NE 104th Street -  from 128th Ave NE to 132nd Ave NE; and NE 124th Street -  from 93rd Ave NE to 100th Ave NE.

The last two streets to be resurfaced are Market Street -  from Forbes Creek Drive to 16th Ave; and NE 124th Street - from 124th Ave NE to Slater Ave/132nd Ave NE.

When:  Roadway repairs and overlay is expected to be underway on Market Street starting Monday, September 10 and continuing through Friday, September 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Work is expected to begin on NE 124th Street directly after Market Street is complete.  Specific schedule information is posted and updated periodically on the City’s Project Web Site.  It is possible that construction schedules may change due to weather conditions. Typical hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 p

What to expect:  There may be inconveniences associated with driving through the work zone; traffic control and flagging operations may be in effect.  Starting at 9:00 a.m. everyday, traffic will be shifted to the east or west side of Market Street.  One lane of traffic will be kept running both directions (north and south) during construction.  However, traffic may be stopped as needed to facilitate the work being done.  By 3:30 p.m. the roadway is scheduled to be opened up to full capacity with just shoulder closures remaining. “No-Parking” signs will be posted 24 hours in advance of all parking restrictions.  Emergency vehicle access will be maintained throughout the construction process.

For more information on the project/ Para más información:

·         24-hour project information hotline/ Para más información*, 425-587-3838

·         Alternative formats available/711 (TTY Relay)

·         Kari Page, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator, KPage@kirklandwa.gov, or 425-587-3011

·         Andrea Swisstack, Project Engineer, Aswisstack@kirklandwa.gov, or 425-587-3827

·         Jim Jennings, Project Inspector, jcsinc.j@gmail.com, or 425-508-8300

·         Web:   http://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/Public_Works/Capital_Improvements/Street_Preservation_Program.htm 

Or  go to www.kirklandwa.gov and search Street Preservation.

Greg Johnston September 10, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Did you get caught in the Market Street traffic mess Monday morning?


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