Asphalt Overlay Program

9/17/18 Project Update: The paving work on 84th Ave NE was completed today, the road was fully open at 3:30pm this afternoon. The contractor will be back tomorrow to add shoulder rock (including finishing up Arrowhead Drive) and Wednesday-Thursday for the curb installation.
 
9/11/18 Project Update: The overlay contractor will resume work this week.  The contractor plans to be in Kenmore in the Arrowhead neighborhood placing shoulder rock this coming Wednesday 9/12/18.  That same day they should be updating the Variable Message Boards on 84th Ave NE letting everyone know that they plan to continue with the 84th Overlay work starting Monday, September 17th.  Paving should take no more than two days; then the other work like striping, shoulder rock and curbing will be completed after the asphalt work has been completed.
 
8/22/18 Project Update:  The paving operation on 84th Ave NE has come to a halt due to the Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 302 going on strike Tuesday, August 21st.  We hope to finish the paving work once the strike is over, but it could last for several weeks. You can expect to see pavement marking going in next week on the Arrowhead portion of the project.

 

8/17/18 Project Update: Paving on the Arrowhead portion of the project was completed today. Crews will return to install traffic markings and curbing, place crushed rock in the shoulder, and adjust utility covers. The next phase of work is unlikely to cause significant traffic delays.
 
8/15/18 Project Update: Work began yesterday with the contractor removing curbing on NE Arrowhead Drive and 84th Ave NE. Tomorrow, the crew is expected to begin road repairs and pavement grinding on the Arrowhead portion of the project.

 

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.

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2018

NOTIFICATION: CITY OF KENMORE 2018 OVERLAY PROGRAM

SECTIONS OF: NE ARROWHEAD DR/67th AVE NE AND 84TH AVE NE

 

Questions or Comments:

Please contact Nicole Sawyer in the Public Works Department at:

nsawyer@kenmorewa.gov
or (425) 398-8900

 

 

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

  • NE Arrowhead Dr/67th Ave NE (from Juanita Dr NE to house number 6659 and from 64th Ave NE to 62nd Pl NE)
  • 84th Ave NE (from Simonds Rd NE to NE 155th St)

The project is expected to begin August 15, 2018, 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.

An asphalt overlay requires the City to upgrade the ADA ramps to the most current standards. Prior to paving, crews will construct and upgrade ADA ramps, repair deteriorating sections of pavement, grind asphalt, grade shoulders to expose the edge of asphalt and trim any low hanging vegetation. Paving work requires numerous pieces of heavy equipment; the work zone can be noisy, encompass a long stretch of road and cause significant traffic delays during construction hours. Following the paving, crews will install traffic markings, place crushed rock along gravel shoulders and driveways, and 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 while we work to upgrade our roads.

                
                                                                                                                                           
Last updated: Mon, 09/17/2018 - 5:03pm