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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Downtown Paving Speeds Ahead While the Good Weather Continues

9/18/2009  6:00:00 PM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Downtown Paving Speeds Ahead While the Good Weather Continues

SEATTLE—SDOT’s contractor has completed a tremendous amount of paving on downtown streets this summer. Although the summer is ending, there should still be enough good weather to accomplish more paving this year, while we enjoy what has already been completed.  SDOT’s contractor plans to begin work on Fourth Avenue next week, and has just begun working on two blocks of Broad Street.

Fourth Avenue, South Jackson Street to Olive Way —SDOT’s contractor plans to begin work on Fourth Avenue from Jackson to James streets on the week of September 28.  The entire project, which will extend into next summer, includes reconstructing most of Fourth Avenue between S Jackson and Seneca and replacing selected concrete panels on Fourth Avenue between Seneca and Olive. More detailed information about the first stage of this work will be available next week.

Stewart Street —The final section of Stewart Street is scheduled for asphalt paving on the night of Thursday, September 24. The contractor may start as early as 6 p.m. on Thursday night, and work until 6 a.m. Friday morning. During paving, there will be periodic cross street and driveway interruptions. Police officers and flaggers will assist traffic.

Second Avenue Extension —Next week (the week of September 21), Second Avenue Extension will be reduced to one lane of traffic. The west side of the intersection with South Washington Street will be closed.  Work will include several hours of noisy saw cutting, and this could be both during the day and at night. The good news is that this is the final stretch of paving work on the Second Avenue project.

Marion Street —Marion Street will be down to one lane next week (the week of September 21) between Western and Sixth avenues, with parking restrictions, as the contractor continues paving this street.

Broad Street —Work on two blocks of Broad Street from Elliott Avenue to First Avenue began yesterday, September 17, with grinding off the old asphalt surface. Next week the contractor will begin repairs to the concrete and brick base pavement beneath the asphalt. Final paving is scheduled for mid-October.

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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