Sewer Work on Kirkland Ave. Resumes Monday for Three Weeks

Sewer Work Resumes on Kirkland Ave. (Kirkland Way to Sixth St.)

King County returns to complete delayed sewer work


Due to recent inclement weather (and associated power outages), King County has been unable to coordinate a portion of construction with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) that would allow the sewer project to move forward. Pipeline construction is scheduled to resume on Kirkland Avenue from Kirkland Way to Sixth Street starting Monday, February 6, continuing for approximately three weeks. In order to safely and efficiently complete this workKirkland Avenue (between Kirkland Way and Sixth Street) will be closed to through traffic during working hours. Local and emergency access will be maintained.


Thank you for your continued patience with construction. King County will continue the work with as little disruption to residents and visitors to the area as possible.


What to expect

  • Parking restrictions will be in place near the work locations.
  • Properties on the north side of Kirkland Avenue should expect temporary access delays when work is occurring directly in front of driveways. The contractor will have steel plates available to place over construction and allow access.
  • Road closure (local access only) on Kirkland Avenue between Kirkland Way and 6th Street during working hours.
  • Extra travel time when driving through the work zone.
  • Work hours Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Cones, signs and flaggers, will be used to manage traffic flow and local access.
  • Noise and other activity typical of a construction site: work crews, dust, trucks, construction materials, heavy machinery, and excavation equipment.
  • Excavation of an approximately seven-foot-deep trench in Kirkland Avenue to lay a new 16-inch pipe.
  • Questions? Call the 24-hour project information hotline, 206-205-9196