Park Lane Pump Station Project to be completed Spring 2014, ahead of schedule


King County Wastewater Project is running Ahead of Schedule

Pipeline work and pathway complete; pump station building progressing


The King County Wastewater Treatment Division is upgrading the 40‐year‐old Pump Station in Kirkland. Planned upgrades will increase capacity, ensure safe and reliable operations and meet current seismic, noise, and odor control standards. The project also included the construction of a new pipeline along Kirkland Avenue from Third Street to Railroad Avenue.

Progress Update

The pump station exterior is nearly finished; all structural elements are in place. Major mechanical elements, the pumps and most of the piping in the station have been placed. The force main work and the pathway across the railroad tracks in the vicinity of Railroad Avenue are both complete.


Remaining work includes testing and bringing new equipment on-line, demolishing existing equipment, installing a new standby generator, and improvements to the exterior of building and Park Lane.


Project Timeline

It is currently anticipated that the new pump station will be fully operational in January 2014 and Park Lane will be reopening in spring 2014 (several months ahead of schedule).


What to Expect

  • Continued closure of Park Lane between Main Street and Third Street for construction staging.
  • Work hours Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
  • Noise and other activity typical of a construction site: work crews, trucks, and construction materials.
  • Questions? 24-hour project information hotline, 206-205-9196