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2011 AAC Airport Way South - Georgetown

Project Update - November 2, 2011

The final 2” layer of asphalt was placed on Airport Way South between South Lucile Street and South Hardy Street October 17-19, and the permanent lane markings were painted on October 27th. Some finishing work remains and will soon be completed to close out the project.

Project Contacts:

Project Overview

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will repave several streets in the Georgetown neighborhood in 2011.  The project is funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006. 
This project will construct pavement maintenance improvements on the following streets:

  • Airport Way S from S Lucille Street to S Hardy Street, will be paved as part of the Airport Over Argo Bridge Rehabilitation project.  For information about the bridge rehabilitation project click here.
  • Ellis Avenue S from E Marginal Way S to S Albro Place
  • S Albro Place from Ellis Avenue S to Stanley Avenue S
  • Corson Avenue S from E Marginal Way S to S Michigan Street
  • East Marginal Way S from 4th Avenue S to City Limits

Airport Way S. Project Description:

The repaving project will improve travel conditions for motor vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, freight, and people needing wheel chair access, while promoting safety for all modes of travel.

Improvements include:

  • Asphalt overlay with removal and replacement of failed asphalt and concrete pavement
  • Improved channelization includes 12’ wide vehicle lanes to better accommodate freight movement
  • Removal of peak hour parking restrictions from the west side of Airport Way S and installation of curb bulbs at S Carstens, S Nebraska and 13th Ave S will improve parking for local businesses and make the street crossings safer for pedestrians
  • Installation of bicycle sharrows will connect to an existing bike lane on S Lucille St (to Beacon Hill) and to existing sharrows on 13th Ave S which connect to recently installed bike lanes on Ellis Ave S.
  • New curb ramps to improve pedestrian mobility
  • Traffic detector devices at the S Lucille St and Corson Ave S intersections that are bicycle sensitive at traffic signals
  • Minor drainage upgrades and utility adjustments New pavement and traffic lane markings to improve roadway conditions and traffic safety for all modes of travel

Project Schedule:

Crews will start mobilizing the week of July 18th, with substantial construction activity starting the week of July 25th.

Some elements of the work are weather dependent and may take place over the spring/summer of 2012.  Regular schedule updates will be provided.

What to Expect During Construction

  • On-street parking removal 24/7
  • Loading restrictions in and around work zone
  • Lane closures and left turn restrictions
  • Pedestrian detours
  • Construction noise and dust and increased truck activity
  • Short-term driveway restrictions (advanced notice will be provided)
  • Bus stop closures or relocations
    (KC Metro will provide notice)
  • Some night and weekend work (advance notice will be provided)
  • Regular notices with more schedule and location specific information during construction

Project Contacts:
Maribel Cruz, Project Communications Lead,, (206) 684-7963

Susan Byers, Project Manager,, (206) 733-9076

Note: Paving is also occurring on several Georgetown streets including Ellis/Albro, Corson and East Marginal Way S, for the Georgetown paving project, please visit:

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