Asphalt Overlay Program

The City of Kenmore Asphalt Overlay is an annual street maintenance program in which selected streets are repaved along with repair and improvement to curbs, sidewalks and wheelchair ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Here is what to expect during a typical asphalt overlay project:

 

Phase 1 - Prep work. Prior to paving, the contractor's crew will repair deteriorating sections of pavement, grade the shoulders to expose the edge of asphalt, trim any low overhanging trees or shrubs that will be in the way for the dump trucks, and perform any other work necessary to prepare the roadway surface for paving.

 

Phase 2 - Grinding and paving. Up to seven days before the overlay paving begins, crews will grind the transition joints, side streets, and curbs. Paving work requires numerous pieces of heavy equipment to haul, place and roll the asphalt. Due to the nature of paving and the amount of equipment needed, the work zone can be quite lengthy and will cause significant traffic delays during construction hours.

 

Phase 3 - Traffic markings and other work. In the days following the paving, crews will be on site to perform work such as installing traffic markings, placing crushed rock along gravel shoulders and driveways, and adjusting utility valves and manhole covers. Drivers can expect delays during these activities but these delays are generally much shorter than those experienced during the grinding and paving phase.

 

Always watch for equipment, flaggers, and workers along the road when driving through a work zone, and expect reduced speed limits. We appreciate your patience while the paving is underway. Crews will make every attempt to work efficiently and effectively. On the higher volume arterial roadways, the contractor will place variable message boards to give motorists advanced notice of possible paving delays.

 

If you have comments or questions about these projects, please contact the Public Works Department at 425-398-8900.

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

JUNE 2017

 

NOTIFICATION: CITY OF KENMORE 2017 OVERLAY PROGRAM

Questions or Comments:

Please visit the City’s website www.kenmorewa.gov  or contact Jennifer Gordon in the Public Works Department at (425) 398-8900 or jgordon@kenmorewa.gov .

The City of Kenmore plans to make improvements to multiple road segments this summer, including an asphalt overlay of:

  • NE 182nd ST between 68th Ave NE and 73rd Ave NE
  • NE 190th ST between 64th Ave NE and 65th Ave NE
  • 62nd Ave NE/NE 193rd St between NE 187th St and 63rd Ave NE

An asphalt overlay requires the City to upgrade the ADA ramps to the most current standards.

Construction is expected to begin late June-early July, depending on weather and the contractor’s schedule. Most of the work will be done between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays. The work will involve single-lane closures in each direction.  Street parking will not be available for the duration of the project; signs will be deployed. Crews will make every effort to maintain driveway access, but short term delays are possible.

Prior to paving, crews will construct and upgrade ADA ramps, repair deteriorating sections of pavement, grind asphalt, and trim any low hanging vegetation. Paving work requires numerous pieces of heavy equipment; the work zone can be quite lengthy and cause significant traffic delays during construction hours.  Following the paving, crews will install traffic markings, adjust utility valves and manhole covers.

Always watch for equipment, flaggers, and workers along the road when driving through a work zone, and expect reduced speed limits. We appreciate your patience.

 

 

Last updated: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:29pm