2010 Street Preservation Program (Slurry Seal)

The City of Kirkland has sent out this letter describing the 2010 Street Preservation Program:

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we make improvements to Kirkland’s infrastructure.

Project: 2010 Street Preservation Program (Slurry Seal)

What: The City of Kirkland, along with its contractor, Blackline Inc., will be resurfacing several streets around Kirkland with slurry seal. Slurry seal is a thick cold liquid mixture of asphalt and fine rock (pre-mixed) that is applied to the existing asphalt surface. The attached map shows the 2010 slurry seal streets.

When: Construction is scheduled to begin in mid to late August and estimated to be complete within one month. Many factors (including weather) could influence the actual days the work is being done on each street. Rain, or even the threat of rain, will postpone the slurry seal application. For up to date schedule information and/or rescheduling information please call the hotline number (425-587-3838) or check the project web page at www.ci.kirkland.wa.us (search street preservation and look under “Important Information”). Typical hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 6:00pm.

What to Expect: The Slurry Seal process requires a one day road closure (8:00 am to 4:00 pm). Notices will be distributed to all adjacent residents and businesses within 24 hours prior to road closure. All roads are scheduled to open by 4:00 pm the same day. Once the slurry seal application has cured (dried), the barricades and signs blocking the road will be removed and the road will be opened. Warning: Driving on the closed road will cause permanent damage to the new street surface. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained throughout the construction process.

Thank you in advance for your patience. For more information contact:

Construction Hotline: (425-587-3838)