Public Works Project: Emergency Sewer Program in North Rose Hill


What: The City of Kirkland, along with its contractor, Shoreline Construction  of Woodinville WA, will be installing new sanitary sewer lines in the North Rose Hill Neighborhood on NE 91st Street, NE 90th Street and 126th Avenue NE.


Why: Many areas of the city do not have access to sewer services and the homes in these areas have aging septic systems that were intended to be a short-term solution to handling waste water. Many of these systems are over 25 years old and have been failing with age, leading to degradation of the surrounding environment, and leaving homeowners with reduced or no ability to treat and dispose of waste water. The City Council initiated this program in 1999 to address these issues and to help homeowners find solutions to their waste water problems.


When: Construction for the 2012 Emergency Sewer Project has started and all areas are estimated to be complete by May 2012. Work Area 3 is expected to be complete in March. Work hours are 7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays). The map on the back of this flyer shows the work area. Many factors, including weather, could influence the schedule. Be sure to check the City’s web site for possible changes or updates (search emergency sewer).


What to expect:

Emergency vehicle access: Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained throughout the construction process.

Traffic control: There may be inconvenience associated with driving through the work zone; traffic control and flagging operations may be in effect. Please note: the contractor will be allowed to close the street to through traffic while installing the side sewers. We estimate this to take approximately one week. Immediate residents will be allowed access to their homes at all times.

After hours: The contractor is required to backfill and/or cover their work at the end of each day so there will be no open trenches left over night.

Garbage/recycle/yard waste service: Garbage/recycling pick-up locations and schedules will remain the same unless notified by the contractor.

Mail service: The contractor will be coordinating with the postal service so mail delivery is not impacted.

How to help: Ensuring the construction area is not obstructed with vehicles or other items helps the contractor move efficiently. Please adhere to “no parking” signs.


Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we make improvements to your neighborhood. Please contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

Aaron McDonald, P.E.

Project Engineer

Phone: (425) 587-3837


Jim Jennings

Project Inspector

Phone: (425) 508-8300