Utility Location Work on Kirkland Avenue planned for June 30-July 1

King County’s Kirkland Pump Station and Sewer Upgrade Project is scheduled to begin construction in early 2011 to replace ageing sewer infrastructure.  In preparation for this project, crews will carry out work to determine utility locations along Kirkland Avenue from Third Street to Railroad Avenue.  As part of the Kirkland Sewer Upgrade, the county will connect a new force main extending down Kirkland Avenue to the county’s Eastside Interceptor, located in the railroad right-of-way.

Utility locations will be determined by potholing using a vacuum method.  While work is not anticipated to require more than a few hours, up to a day of work may be required for this activity.  Temporary traffic diversions around crews and equipment will be necessary for this work.

What to Expect

  • Staff and equipment, including a vactor truck, will work at locations along Kirkland Avenue from Third Street east to Railroad Avenue.
  • Temporary traffic diversions around the work area will be necessary.  Drivers should watch for flaggers and drive slowly in the area.
  • Work will be carried out for several hours during the day; depending on conditions, work could extend to a full day.

For more information

Visit the project Web page at http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Construction/East/Kirkland/Overview.aspx

Contact Monica Van der Vieren at 206-263-7301 or monica.vandervieren@kingcounty.gov .