Juanita Drive Soil and Pavement Sampling Activity Resumes May 15

A drilling crew will be onsite coring pavement and taking soil samples along Juanita Drive NE between NE 143rd Street and NE 170th Street over a duration of two weeks starting Monday, May 15.

This temporary work is associated with the voter-approved Walkways and Waterways Improvements and is necessary field exploration to complete the design of the Juanita Drive NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements project. Temporary lane closures will be necessary between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Traffic delays should be expected.

The planned pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements along Juanita Drive include new sidewalks and bike lanes from the Kirkland city limit north to 170th Street/Simonds Road. The improvements also include adding or extending selected left turn lanes (to be determined through the pre-design effort).

The City is under contract with an engineering firm to design the Juanita Drive improvements. The project is in the early design phase. These Juanita Drive improvements will likely be built between 2019 and 2023.

Other voter-approved Walkways and Waterways projects being planned are new sidewalks and bike lanes along 68th Ave NE from downtown north to the Snohomish County line, and waterfront access improvements and natural open space restoration at Log Boom, Rhododendron, and Squire’s Landing parks.

Pedestrian and cyclist safety is a City priority. The City is committed to its Target Zero goal of achieving zero pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries by 2025 through project improvements such as safer walkways and bicycle routes, education and enforcement.

For more information on the Walkways and Waterways projects, visit www.kenmorewa.gov/walkwaysandwaterways_projects.

For more information on Target Zero, visit www.kenmorewa.gov/TargetZero.

Last updated: Fri, 05/12/2017 - 4:05pm