Feb 24: 7:15AM The City of Kirkland has informed us that the information in their press release below is inaccurate and the following residents should be aware of the following: “the closure isn’t happening until March 6. “
The City also sent us the following updated map. Several readers had complained to Kirkland Views in email. When we alerted the City, they informed us of these changes and we posted as soon as we received word.
Road to be closed for 5-8 months for construction
On February 27, 2017, 120th Avenue NE in Kirkland will close for five to eight months for construction associated with the Village at Totem Lake project. The closure allows for the installation of new water and sewer utility mains through the roadway and complete reconstruction of the street. The road will be rebuilt into a pedestrian-friendly area with new amenities including wide sidewalks, landscaping, and a cycle track that is separated from the roadway. A rendering of the finished street is available on the City of Kirkland website.
The road will be closed from Totem Lake Way to the northernmost driveway to Trader Joe’s. Drivers will need to use alternate routes to travel through the area. Northbound traffic is being routed along Totem Lake Boulevard. Southbound traffic is being routed west on NE 128th St to 116th Ave NE. All businesses to the north and south of the closure on 120th Ave NE will be open and accessible throughout construction. View a map of the street closure and alternate routes.