PSE to remove utility wires and poles on N.E. 85th Street in Kirkland

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Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will remove utility wires and poles along Northeast 85th Street from 120th Avenue Northeast to 128th Avenue Northeast.

Removal is expected to be complete by March 14. Traffic impacts along Northeast 85th Street are expected to be minimal as crews will use adjacent parking lots and side streets to the extent possible for equipment staging. Lane closures will be restricted to off peak hours between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. within Northeast 85th Street.

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Curb, gutter and sidewalks with a planter strip along both sides of 124th Avenue Northeast are currently being installed between Northeast 80th and 90th Streets. As part of this work, 124th Avenue Northeast is being rebuilt with a new pavement surface between Northeast 85th Street and Northeast 80th Street and will be resurfaced just north of Northeast 85th Street.

Local access only will be in place on 124th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 85th Street and Northeast 80th Streets from Feb. 25 through March 1 for the street rebuilding. Construction is expected to continue through early March 2013.

Sidewalk construction along Northeast 85th Street is expected to begin later this spring. The new sidewalks will replace the temporary ones. New concrete sidewalks will be installed on both sides of Northeast 85th Street where there are none between 120th Avenue Northeast and 132nd Avenue Northeast.

Future improvements also include upgraded signal controllers, a new northbound 132nd Avenue Northeast to eastbound Northeast 85th Street turn lane, and a new water-main along Northeast 85th Street from I-405 to 132nd Avenue Northeast.


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