Drivers traveling along Northeast 112th Street and 120th Avenue Northeast are benefitting from three weeks of road construction and several months of planning and engineering. That benefit: new street surfaces.
Kirkland’s overlay contractor finished repaving on Friday 112th Street from A.G. Bell Elementary to 120th Avenue Northeast. It finished resurfacing 120th Avenue Northeast Monday and it will finish Northeast 116th Street later next week.
Meanwhile, Watson Asphalt’s night crews have already begun preparing for overlay Northeast 124th Street—from 116th Avenue Northeast to the western side of the 124th Street bridge and from the eastern side of the bridge to 120th Place Northeast. The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to resurface the bridge’s surface later this summer.
Preparing Northeast 124th Street for resurfacing means grinding three inches from the arterial’s surface. In some isolated places, it will also mean more intensive repairs in isolated areas.
Watson Asphalt’s crews will be working from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday, to prepare the street for overlay. They’ll spend another week or so replacing the traffic signals’ systems embedded in the pavement. By the middle of September, they should be laying down the arterial’s new surface.
A second City of Kirkland project—construction of the Cross Kirkland Corridor’s interim trail—will replace 124th Street’s surface from its intersection with the Cross Kirkland Corridor to 124th Avenue Northeast.