Update: 111th Ave NE street improvements for new house being built

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Karen Story

Nov 2, 2022, 5:59:20 PM11/2/22
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Hi everyone, I've been asked to send this out to make sure everyone has the latest information regarding the street improvement plans for the development on the corner of 111th Ave NE at NE 100th St. The city has modified the design to address resident concerns. See the details below.

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Subject: NE 100th St and 111th Ave NE Sidewalk
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2022 17:41:06 +0000
From: Stephen Lam <SL...@kirklandwa.gov>

Hello Residents,


I am writing this email to close out concerns with a sidewalk development for a new home at 10010 111th Ave NE. I have taken in the concerns that you have all expressed with the narrow road and speeding concerns at this intersection. A few weeks ago I brought these concerns up to my supervisor and we reviewed the circumstances at play. We deemed that the traffic safety concerns were valid and will be implementing an alternative to the frontage improvement plan.


Public Works will ask the developer at 10010 111th Ave NE to completely remove the previously shown sidewalk on 111th Ave NE. We concluded that sidewalk was not needed with sidewalk present on the west half of 111th Ave NE. Removing the sidewalk will allow extra room for the road on 111th Ave NE to be widened to a 24’ wide road from the opposite curb on the west side of 111th Ave NE to the newly, to be constructed, curb on the east side of 111th Ave NE. Additionally, the curb “bulb” will be removed so that there is a continuous curb that allows for a 24’ wide road pavement on 111th Ave NE. Previously shown was the curb “bulb” that reduced the road width to 20’ wide, which is an issue we took into consideration. A 24’ wide road now meets the minimum road width standard for most public roads in Kirkland. Public Works is also requiring the developer to install a “STOP” sign on NE 100th St for vehicles traveling westbound on NE 100th St into the intersection. Attached is a markup of the site plan that shows the revised improvements [email me, Karen, if you want to see this; I don't include attachments in HNA emails]. We believe the revisions above will improve circulation and traffic safety compared to what was previously proposed. I have already reached out to the developer and their civil engineer, who are in the process of drafting a revised plan to submit to the City for re-approval.




Stephen Lam

Associate Development Engineer

City of Kirkland

Public Works Department

Phone: 425-587-3826


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