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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Update: Stewart Street Paving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/28/2009  2:30:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548



Update: Stewart Street Paving

SEATTLE-SDOT’s contractors are continuing to perform a great deal of paving and other street-related improvements on heavily traveled, downtown streets. The work is coordinated to minimize traffic disruption. SDOT appreciates the patience of drivers as this critical work progresses as quickly as possible.

Stewart Street, between Eastlake Avenue E and Westlake Avenue, will be reduced to two lanes of traffic from 6 p.m. Monday night, August 31 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 1. The contractor will repair the roadway base at the intersection of Eastlake Avenue E and John Street. In addition:
  • John Street, between Eastlake Avenue E and Yale Avenue, will be closed while this work takes place and the I-5 Southbound Stewart Street exit will be reduced to one lane.
  • Eastlake Avenue N will be reduced to one lane northbound and southbound at Stewart Street.
On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, September 1 and 2, Stewart Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each day, between Denny Way and Westlake Avenue. SDOT’s contractor will repave the south side of the road in asphalt. The north side of the road has already been rebuilt with new concrete pavement. Police Officers and traffic flaggers will assist traffic. In addition:
  • The I-5 Stewart Street southbound off-ramp will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 2.
  • Stewart Street will be closed between Eastlake Avenue E and Denny Way.
  • Southbound and northbound Eastlake Ave E traffic will be detoured at Fairview Avenue and Yale Avenue, respectively.
  • Cross streets along Stewart Street between Denny Way and Westlake Avenue will be closed periodically throughout the evenings the work is taking place.
The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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