Road overlay projects in Lake Forest Park

Monday, July 15, 2019

Vegetation control is ongoing throughout the city
but particularly important for streets schedule for overlay
Photo courtesy City of Lake Forest Park


Each year the City of Lake Forest Park participates in the King County North Overlay Project. This year the LFP overlay will start Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

The City of Lake Forest Park will be overlaying:
  • Forest Park Dr NE 196th St Ballinger Way NE
  • 26th Ave NE Forest Park Dr NE NE 185th St
  • NE 188th St/25th Ave NE 26th Ave NE South EOR

The overlay will take place in four main phases:
  • Phase One is vegetation management/shoulder restoration. The streets will have vegetation trimmed back so the trucks and equipment can make it through the areas safely as well as any shoulder restoration to make a smooth transition for the asphalt to be laid.
  • Phase Two is grinding. The grinders will grind small areas to assure the mat for the old and new areas are smooth. This is known as the “marriage lines”. There will only be momentary delays for traffic entering these areas. Grinding will may take less than 2 day to complete.
  • Phase Three is the paving. The pavers will place approximately 2 inches of new hot mix asphalt on the existing street surface, joining the side street’s asphalt at the marriage lines. There may be delays of 30 minutes to allow the new asphalt to cool before vehicles drive on it. Paving will take 3 to 5 days to complete depending on weather and other construction factors.
  • Phase Four is the replacement of street surface markings. The traffic markings are painted down in dry weather. There should be only momentary delays as the paint trucks make their way down the street. Markings should take no more than 2 days to complete.
Photo courtesy City of Lake Forest Park


Dated 'No Parking' barricades will be placed by the contractor for both the grinding and the paving. Please be aware of the temporary parking restrictions. Cars parked along in the restricted times will result in project delays and will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in helping city staff maintain our city streets.

For more information call Lake Forest Park’s Public Works Department 206-368-5440 Ext. 125.



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