Juanita Drive Master Plan Corridor Study

The City of Kirkland is conducting a Juanita Drive Corridor Study

The City is developing a master plan for future improvements to the Juanita Drive Corridor between Juanita Village and the northern City limits in Finn Hill. A key route around the northern end of Lake Washington between Kirkland and Kenmore, Juanita Drive serves over 10,000 vehicles per day and traverses steep topography with many twists, turns, and hills. The existing roadway geometry, multiple driveway access points, and limited sight distance complicate overall safety conditions along the corridor.

Juanita Drive BikerDeveloping a robust plan for the Juanita Drive Corridor is an important first step to identify improvements that will benefit all users of the corridor. To better understand community concerns related to the Juanita Drive Corridor and to develop solutions to improve safety and mobility in the future, the City of Kirkland encourages residents to get involved. Corridor improvements identified in the final master plan will be considered for inclusion in the 2015-2020 Citywide Capital Improvement Program.

Public Involvement

Community involvement will be key to developing and implementing a successful corridor master plan for Juanita Drive. To prepare a common vision for future improvements to the corridor, the City will gather input from the community at public workshops, briefings with neighborhood groups, and informational booths at local events. Also, a community-based advisory committee has been formed to serve as a forum for additional dialogue and information sharing among community members and city staff in developing the final master plan.

Stay Involved!

Visit www.kirklandwa.gov (search “Juanita Drive”) to:

  • Find up-to-date news on the study
  • Get additional details about upcoming events and opportunities to speak with staff
  • Provide feedback on the City’s interactive map
  • Sign up for emails from the project’s list serve

For additional information, please reach out to:

Kari Page, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator: kpage@kirklandwa.gov, (425) 587-3011

Don Anderson, Project Engineer: danderson@kirklandwa.gov, (425) 587-3826

 

Ask the City Council to fund vital Finn Hill park and traffic projects – Please act by Tuesday, July 21

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Parks, Policy Committee | Comments Off on Ask the City Council to fund vital Finn Hill park and traffic projects – Please act by Tuesday, July 21

Ask the City Council to fund vital Finn Hill park and traffic projects – Please act by Tuesday, July 21

Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends: Kirkland’s City Council will discuss the city’s preliminary 2015-2020 Capital Improvements Plan at a study session in City Hall on Tuesday evening, July 21. The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance board of directors has just sent comments on the plan to council members about two important Finn Hill projects that need funding:  expansion of Juanita Heights Park and completion of the Juanita Drive improvements recommended by the Juanita Drive Corridor Study. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to the read the...

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Neighborhood Traffic Safety Grant Applications Submitted!

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Blog, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Neighborhood Plan, Policy Committee, Safety, Schools, Trails, Transportation | 2 comments

Neighborhood Traffic Safety Grant Applications Submitted!

The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) submitted four neighborhood safety project applications to the City of Kirkland on May 8th to improve several important crossings. The grant applications are part of a new program the Kirkland City Council authorized in February 2014 and is called the Pilot Neighborhood Safety Program to address neighborhood pedestrian and bicycle safety needs. The projects submitted by FHNA were based upon a review of over 150 project ideas submitted by residents of the neighborhood over the past two years to the...

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April 26 Community Future Day @ City Hall

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Blog, Community Meetings, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Parks, Policy Committee, Transportation | Comments Off on April 26 Community Future Day @ City Hall

April 26 Community Future Day @ City Hall

If you’re interested in an update on the Kirkland 2035 long range plans, you may want to attend the Community Future Day event on Saturday, April 26, at City Hall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You will learn the latest about several of the Kirkland 2035 long range plans including the Cross Kirkland Corridor Master Plan, Transportation Master Plan and Park, Recreation & Open Space Plan and help prioritize potential projects identified in these plans.

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Kirkland Reporter Article Update on ‘Making Juanita Drive Safer’

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Blog, Juanita Drive Corridor Study | Comments Off on Kirkland Reporter Article Update on ‘Making Juanita Drive Safer’

Kirkland Reporter Article Update on ‘Making Juanita Drive Safer’

Excerpt from Kirkland Reporter’s update on Making Juanita Drive Safer: “After several months of conducting the Juanita Drive Corridor study, city officials, neighborhood leaders and members of the Kirkland community are working to outline key project recommendations designed to help make the regional thoroughfare safer… Many Kirklanders agree improvements to the nearly 4-mile-long Juanita Drive Corridor have been a longtime coming…. ” “The ‘quick hits’ would cost about $330,000 and include...

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Finn Hill Meeting Monday October 7, 2013

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Archive, Blog, Community Meetings, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Policy Committee | 1 comment

Finn Hill Meeting Monday October 7, 2013

Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends: Summer ended last Saturday, as Mother Nature visibly flipped the switch from sun to clouds, wind, and rain. But that doesn’t mean we have to crawl into our dens and hibernate. Far from it. Here’s a short list of things to do in the coming weeks: Juanita Woodlands – Saturday, October 5, at 9am:  Once again, we’re organizing a volunteer event in the Juanita Woodlands to clean out invasives and give our 4200 new trees a chance to grow. See attachment for details. Free coffee, hot chocolate and donuts. It’s a...

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Potential Improvements Identified for Juanita Drive

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Blog, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Policy Committee, Safety | 2 comments

Potential Improvements Identified for Juanita Drive

Interested in learning more about potential safety improvements along Juanita Drive? Do you think roundabouts and striped bicycle lanes are needed along the corridor? Be sure to visit the City’s booth at Dennyfest or attend an upcoming open house at our next neighborhood meeting tentatively scheduled for October 7th at Finn Hill Middle School to share your thoughts. The Juanita Drive Corridor Study team released preliminary improvement concepts for the corridor based on community feedback and the results of their safety and operations...

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Juanita Drive Corridor Study

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Blog, Juanita Drive Corridor Study | Comments Off on Juanita Drive Corridor Study

Juanita Drive Corridor Study

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT The City is committed to keeping the public informed and involved throughout every step of the Corridor Study.  This includes soliciting public input at key study milestones, including 1) identifying the issues to be addressed by the Study; 2) developing alternatives; 3) establishing a criteria for evaluating alternatives; and 4) establishing a community vision for future safety improvements for Juanita Drive. Ways to stay informed and involved in the Study include attending community workshops, meetings, online interactive...

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Neighborhood Meeting Wed May 29

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Blog, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Surface Water Mgmt, Trails | Comments Off on Neighborhood Meeting Wed May 29

Neighborhood Meeting Wed May 29

Dear Finn Hill Residents and Friends: Here’s a reminder about our next members’ meeting on Wednesday, May 29, and a report on the GiveBIG event on May 15. FHNA members’ meeting, May 29: If you live on Finn Hill, you are a member of the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance. You are cordially invited to our next general members’ meeting, which will be held this Wednesday at 6:45pm in the cafeteria of the Finn Hill Middle School on 132nd Street and 84th Ave (84200 132nd Street NE). If you use our neighborhood’s park trails, or use Juanita Drive, or...

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Next Steps on the Juanita Drive Corridor Study

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Blog, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Policy Committee | Comments Off on Next Steps on the Juanita Drive Corridor Study

Next Steps on the Juanita Drive Corridor Study

The City of Kirkland and it’s consultant team will be at the Wednesday, May 29 Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance meeting to outline the scope of the Juanita Corridor study and highlight some important upcoming dates. The master plan will identify future improvements to include in the City’s prioritization process in 2014 for the 2015-2020 Citywide Capital Improvement Program. Learn more about the study and how to get involved by going to the Project Web Site or contact Kari Page, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator at KPage@kirklandwa.gov...

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Save the Date: Walk ‘n’ Roll Safety Fair

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Blog, Events, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Safety | Comments Off on Save the Date: Walk ‘n’ Roll Safety Fair

Save the Date: Walk ‘n’ Roll Safety Fair

June 7, 3-7 PM at Juanita Beach Park. Alongside the Friday Market vendors, the City of Kirkland proudly presents the Walk ‘n’ Roll Safety Fair, dedicated to highlighting safe walking and biking.  Since it’s Kids Day at the Friday Market, this is the perfect time to bring your entire family.  Fun, Games, valuable Information and tips for safe walking and biking, and an opportunity to express your opinions and ideas to city staff and politicians!  Friday, June 7, 3-7 pm at  Juanita Beach Park – in partnership with the Juanita Friday Market...

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