Kirkland Transit Center

Pacific Highway South HOV Lanes
September 29, 2017
First Hill Streetcar Maintenance Facility
September 29, 2017

Location: Kirkland, Washington

This $13.3 million project replaces the existing 22-year-old facility with an open-air design that includes six bus bays, five passenger shelters, enhanced pedestrian crossings, and bicycle storage. A new traffic signal, intersection, and traffic circulation improvements smooth the traffic flow around the transit center and enhance pedestrian safety for transit customers and residents. A civic plaza and trellis provide a gateway to the nearby Peter Kirk Park and a staircase with granite blocks entitled “Social Intricacy/The Beach” connects the center to the Kirkland Library. The new transit center accommodates 587 bus trips per day, improving the speed and reliability of bus service, and serves as a regional hub for Sound Transit and King County Metro Transit.

ORA was engaged to provide testing and inspection of the following items:

  • Soil bearing verification
  • Pin pile installation
  • Soil compaction
  • Asphalt compaction
  • Epoxy grouting
  • Grouting of base plates
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Controlled density fill (CDF)
  • Structural steel fabrication and erection
  • Nondestructive testing of welds
  • Crack monitoring