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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Improvements Coming to Westlake Square

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
11/17/2009  4:15:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Norm Mah  (206) 684-8114


Improvements Coming to Westlake Square
Work gets underway tomorrow

SEATTLE – Westlake Square, the triangular property bordered by Stewart Street, Sixth Avenue and Westlake Avenue, will soon become a more user-friendly public space. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18, a Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crew will begin restoration work on this project which removes walking barriers and non-functional items from the small park to improve pedestrian safety and transit access.

During the work, the left lane of Sixth Avenue at Westlake will be blocked off to accommodate trucks required for the work.  The construction work will take place weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weather permitting, the work will be completed by Tuesday afternoon, November 24. Two Seattle Police Officers will be on site to assist pedestrians during the construction.     

Part of the Westlake Hub Strategy, the interim changes are the first step in a series of enhancements proposed around the hub of transit services at Westlake Avenue. 

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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