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Sidewalk construction to begin on Peter Kirk Elementary walk route in Kirkland
To create a safe school walk route and enhance walkability, the city of Kirkland will begin construction later this month on 620 linear feet of sidewalk along the south side of Northeast 100th Street. The street is located in the Highlands neighborhood along the Peter Kirk Elementary school walk route.
The sidewalk will connect 116th Avenue Northeast to 112th Avenue Northeast and improve the crosswalk at 112th Avenue Northeast. A federal Safe Routes to Schools grant will fund a majority of the project.
The sidewalk will capitalize on areas where sidewalk has already been constructed, linking the Highlands neighborhood to Peter Kirk Elementary. The concrete sidewalk will be 5 feet wide. A 6-inch curb will separate sidewalk traffic from road traffic. Some storm drain improvements will be required to control storm water.
Construction is anticipated to begin in late September and be substantially complete by the end of November. Typical hours of operation will be an eight-hour work day between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Homeowners should remove any landscaping that is within the right-of-way before the contractor begins construction (estimated to be Sept. 23).
Traffic control and flagging operations will be in effect. Short delays are possible during construction.
The contractor is required to backfill and/or cover work at the end of each day so trenches will not be left open overnight.
Access for mail delivery, garbage pick-up and emergency vehicles will be maintained.
For more information on the project, call the 24-hour project information hotline at (425) 587-3838; contact Christian Knight, neighborhood outreach coordinator at Cknight@kirklandwa.gov or (425) 587-3831 or visit www.kirklandwa.gov and search “Peter Kirk Elementary sidewalk.”