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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: SDOT to Construct Multiple Pedestrian Improvements this Weekend

11/5/2009  6:30:00 PM
Norm Mah  (206) 684-8114

SDOT to Construct Multiple Pedestrian Improvements this Weekend  

SEATTLE –The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will have crews out working on pedestrian improvement projects in six different locations this weekend.

On Saturday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., an SDOT crew will repair the sidewalk at Ninth Avenue and James Streeet. In order to accomplish the work, the curb lane will be closed both directions on James  from Eighth to just past Ninth Avenue .  During the restoration work, the sidewalk on the north side of James will also be closed and no parking will be allow in the immediate area.   All lanes should reopen by 4 p.m.

Also on Saturday, in follow up to underground utility work, SDOT will restore the outer side of the sidewalk at Sixth Avenue and Pine Street.  From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. the curb lane will be closed on the northeast side of the Sixth Avenue and Pine Street intersection;  a few parking spots near the corner will be removed to make way for the work.  Because the sidewalk is 12-feet wide, part of the sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians.

From the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, another SDOT crew will retrofit five wheelchair ramps at the intersection of First Avenue and Columbia Street.  The curb lane will be blocked off as needed as the work progresses. During the work, the crosswalks will remain for pedestrians.

At 8 a.m. on Saturday, on the West side of Harvard Avenue E at E Shelby Street, SDOT will install a concrete bus pad and sidewalk, where none previously existed.  The crew hopes to complete the work by 6 p.m.   Traffic will be reduced down to one lane in each direction in the work zone; bicyclists will be directed to merge with the vehicle traffic.  The sidewalk on the east side of the intersection will remain open for pedestrians. 

Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, work will also begin on the southwest and southeast corners of Tenth Avenue E and E Prospect Street.  At this location, SDOT will install wheelchair ramps on both corners.  Work should be completed by 6 p.m.

On Sunday, November 8, another SDOT crew will be working in the  intersection of Roosevelt Way NE and NE 64 th Street.  The construction work will include installing a curb bulb and two wheelchair ramps on the west side of Roosevelt way NE.  Work will begin at 8 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 6 p.m.  During the work, the sidewalk will be closed on the west side of Roosevelt Way NE.  Pedestrians will be directed to cross over to the sidewalk on the east side of Roosevelt at NE 65 th Street and Roosevelt Way NE or at NE 63 rd and Roosevelt Way NE.  Motorists will be shifted to the center and eastern curb lane of Roosevelt Way NE; and bicyclists will also be shifted over to merge with vehicle traffic.  The lane closures will remain in place overnight while the concrete curb bulb cures.

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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