Emergency sewer work to close roads in Bridle Trails

The City of Kirkland, along with its contractor, Shoreline Construction of Woodinville WA, will be installing new sanitary sewer lines in the Bridle Trails Neighborhood.

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.

Construction on 116th Avenue NE (Area 1) is expected to start April 9 and be complete by April 27.  Work hours are 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays). The map on the attached 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 www.kirklandwa.gov (search emergency sewer).

What to expect:

Road closure:  116th Avenue NE south of NE 60th Street is scheduled to be closed (both directions) weekdays from April 9 through April 27 during the hours of 7 am to 4 pm.  Open trenches will be backfilled and/or covered with steel plates at the end of each work day and the road will be reopened for through traffic from 4 pm until 7 am. Immediate residents will be allowed access to their homes, but may experience short delays while the contractor moves equipment to allow access.  School bus routes are not anticipated to change (as busses will be given access). Please use caution driving through the work zone.

Detour:  Drivers and bicyclists should use I405, NE 70th Street or NE 60th Street and 132nd Avenue NE instead of 116th Avenue NE.  See map on reverse side.

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

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.