Kirkland Traffic Alert: 12k’s of Christmas Event, Sunday, December 18

 

Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the 12k’s of Christmas Holiday Run to be held on Sunday, December 18, 2011. The following roads will be closed from 9:20 a.m. until the final athlete finishes at approximately 11:40 a.m.:

  • Intersection of Market Street, Central Way, Lake Shore Plaza and Lake Ave. W (Boat Launch access will not be available during this time)
  • North and Southbound lanes of Market Street from Waverly Way to Central Way
  • Waverly Way from Market Street to 6th Street West

 

5K Route

  • Eastbound lane of Central Way from 1st Street to Market Street
  • North and Southbound lanes of Lake Street from Central Way to Kirkland Ave.
  • East and Westbound lanes of Kirkland Ave. from Lake Street to Main Street
  • Eastbound lane of Kirkland Ave. from Main Street to State Street
  • Southbound lane of State Street from Kirkland Ave. to NE 68th Street
  • Westbound lane of NE 68th Street from State Street to Lakeview Drive
  • Southbound lane of Lakeview Drive from NE 68th Street to Lake Washington Blvd.
  • Northbound lane of Lake Washington Blvd. from Lakeview Drive to NE 60th Street
  • Southbound lane of Lake Washington Blvd. from NE 60th Street to Lake Street S
  • Southbound lane of Lake Street S from Lake Washington Blvd. to Kirkland Ave.
  • East and Westbound lanes of Kirkland Ave. from Lake Street S to Lake Shore Plaza Drive ending at Marina Park

 

Additional 12K Route impacts

  • East and Westbound lanes of Kirkland Ave. from Lake Street to Main Street
  • Eastbound lane of Kirkland Ave. from Main Street to Kirkland Way
  • Eastbound lane of Kirkland Way from Kirkland Ave. to 6th Street
  • Southbound lane of 6th Street from Kirkland Way to NE 68th Street
  • Southbound lane of 108th Ave. NE from NE 68th Street to NE 55th Street
  • Westbound lane of NE 55th Street from 108th Ave. NE to 106th Ave. NE
  • Southbound lane of 106th Ave. NE from NE 55th Street to NE 53rd Street
  • Eastbound lane of NE 53rd Street from 106th Ave. NE to 108th Ave. NE
  • Southbound lane of 108th Ave. NE from NE 53rd Street to NE 38th Place
  • Westbound lane of NE 38th Place from 108th Ave. NE to Lake Washington Blvd. NE
  • Northbound lane of Lake Washington Blvd. from NE 38th Place to NE 60th Street
  • Southbound lane of Lake Washington Blvd. from NE 60th Street to Lake Street S
  • Southbound lane of Lake Street S from Lake Washington Blvd. to Kirkland Ave.
  • East and Westbound lanes of Kirkland Ave. from Lake Street S to Lake Shore Plaza Drive ending at Marina Park

 

The 12k’s of Christmas hosts 3,000 athletes during the event which includes a Kids Dash, 5K run/walk and 12K run.  For event information go to www.explorekirkland.com.   For permit information contact, Sudie Elkayssi, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Kirkland Parks & Community, 425-587-3347 or selkayssi@kirklandwa.gov.