June 12 community workshop seeks ideas on safety improvements to Juanita Drive Corridor


City to study key route for future safety, mobility enhancements


Several thousand drivers use Juanita Drive each day navigating its steep topography and curving alignment and the City of Kirkland has begun a study of the Corridor to seek ways to improve it for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle traffic.  A community workshop will be held June 12, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Finn Hill Middle School, 8040 NE 132nd Street, to hear ideas on ways to improve the safety and mobility of the Corridor that runs from 98th Avenue NE to NE 143rd Street in Kirkland’s city limits.   Available at the hands-on workshop will be background and traffic data, maps for attendees to mark problem areas along the Corridor and information on the decision making process associated with the Juanita Drive Corridor Study. In addition to safety improvements, the Corridor Study will look to address the Corridor’s unique identity, roadway character, and natural landscape.  For information about the study, visit www.kirklandwa.gov or contact the Public Works Department at 425-587-3800.