Trimming will reduce risk of falling trees and power outages
Kirkland’s Public Works Department, supporting Puget Sound Energy, will be closing the north entrance of Holmes Point Drive in the Finn Hill neighborhood from Oct 24 through October 28thth to perform vegetation removal work to protect power lines from winter storms. City crews will trim low hanging branches at the same time to reduce the likelihood of branches dropping onto the roadway during storms or snowy conditions. Residents will be able to enter the Holmes Point community via the Holmes Point Dr. south entrance off of 76th Place NE.
Trimming work will improve safety during inclement weather, protect the roadside guardrails, and improve roadside deadwood habitat (called ecology snags).
The stumps and root systems will remain intact to maintain hillside stability.
City of Kirkland staff has notified the surrounding community via message boards at the north and south entrance to the Holmes Point community.
Contact Bobbi Wallace (425) 587-3909 Streets and Grounds Manager with the Public Works Department.