Analyzing alternatives to this Kirkland three-legged intersection
Making intersection mitigation affordable. The three-legged intersection had large volumes of traffic, particularly east to southbound and north to westbound. This made it a challenge for drivers coming in from the north. The City of Kirkland originally considered a roundabout at the intersection for which Reid Middleton developed a viable preliminary layout, however the estimated construction costs greatly exceeded available funding. As an alternative, Reid Middleton facilitated a conceptual design workshop with City stakeholders to devise a more cost-effective solution within the City’s available funding. Intersection improvements were developed for better traffic flow, safety, and pedestrian facilities for this neighborhood connection.