Congestion expected on 85th Street Nov. 23-24

The City of Kirkland has issued a permit to a geotechnical consulting company to perform geotechnical borings and soils reconnaissance on Northeast 85th street from 120th Avenue Northeast to 132nd Avenue Northeast, and at the intersection of 85th Street at 114th Avenue Northeast. Some work is planned to occur on the side streets of 114th Avenue Northeast, 120th Avenue Northeast and 132nd Avenue Northeast.

Geotechnical investigation is necessary for the future elements of the NE 85th Street Corridor Improvement Project, including new sidewalks and light standards foundations.

Geotechnical borings and soils sampling is scheduled to occur from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23-24. This work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Impacts to the traveling public are expected for both westbound and eastbound traffic on 85th Street and for both directions of traffic on affected side streets. Additionally, some sidewalks may be closed to pedestrians due to safety concerns during geotechnical drilling. Due to this work, drivers may expect congestion in both travel directions, and pedestrians may be re-routed to other crosswalks and to use the opposite side of the street. Access for emergency services will be maintained, and businesses in the area will have access as needed.

For more information, contact the city’s 85th Street project team: Don Anderson at 425-587-3826, or Kari Page at 425-587-3011.

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