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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: City Completes Fauntleroy Way SW Paving Ahead of Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/22/2009  2:00:00 PM
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City Completes Fauntleroy Way SW Paving
Project finished one month ahead of schedule

SEATTLE–Approximately one month ahead of schedule, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has completed repaving Fauntleroy Way SW between SW Alaska and SW Holly streets. Now open fully to traffic, the work features new concrete panels and asphalt overlay, curb ramps to enhance accessibility, drainage improvements, new marked crosswalks, and new bike lanes and sharrows. SDOT and its contractor, Gary Merlino Construction Company, reconstructed large sections of roadway that had not seen major repair work since 1984.

“Even as our 2009 paving budget was cut by $1.5 million, the city of Seattle remained committed to repaving Fauntleroy this year,” said SDOT Director Grace Crunican. “I’m pleased SDOT will complete the entire project in 2009, creating a roadway that motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy.”

Rechannelization of the segment on Fauntleroy Way SW from California Ave SW to SW Edmunds occurred in conjunction with the paving project. The new configuration includes one travel lane in each direction with a two-way left turn lane, a bicycle lane northbound and shared lane markings (sharrows) southbound. This configuration improves safety, pedestrian access and bicycle usage. 

Minor restoration work such as the traffic curb at California, the median island at Juneau’s new crossing, and some landscaping better suited for the fall time, should be wrapped up by the end of next month.

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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