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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Ballard Neighborhood Greenway Project Makes First of 460 Sidewalk Repairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/20/2013  4:30:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Richard Sheridan  (206) 684-8540


Ballard Neighborhood Greenway Project Makes First of 460 Sidewalk Repairs
Photo Opportunity Tuesday, May 21

SEATTLE – As part of its latest greenway work, the Seattle Department of Transportation has hired Precision Concrete Cutting to make 460 temporary sidewalk repairs along two miles of Northwest 58th Street. The improvements are part of the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway Project to make it safer and more comfortable for people all ages and abilities to walk and bike. While permanent sidewalk repairs are the responsibility of adjacent properties, Northwest 58th Street has been prioritized for pedestrian movement and SDOT is moving forward with temporary repairs. The sidewalk will be beveled at 460 locations where there are uneven spots so that it is smooth. The concrete removed will be recycled.

Come see the first repair made!

DATE:  Tuesday, May 21                    
TIME:  10:30 to 11 a.m.
LOCATION:  South corner of Northwest 58th Street at 15th Avenue Northwest (across from St. Alphonsus School)
WHAT:  Photo opportunity. Precision Concrete Cutting will saw cut a raised portion of the sidewalk. The process takes about 30 minutes. Please use caution when near the work area. The work creates some dust and can be noisy.
PARKING:  Northwest 58th Street between 15th and 14th Avenue Northwest is closed to motor vehicles during school hours. On-street parking is available on adjacent side streets.

The greenway starts at the Burke-Gilman Trail at Seaview Avenue Northwest, connecting to Northwest 58th Street at 32nd Avenue Northwest via Seaview Place Northwest and Northwest 57th Street and continues along Northwest 58th Street until it ends at Fourth Avenue Northwest.

A series of improvements are being constructed between May and September including speed humps, ADA curb ramps, rectangular rapid flash beacons at 24th Avenue Northwest, a diverter at 15th Avenue Northwest and a wider sidewalk on Seaview Avenue Northwest. Other changes include reducing the speed limit to 20 mph and adding bicycle pavement markings to guide people riding bikes along the route.

Neighborhood greenways are residential streets where signs and pavement markings are used to guide people along the route. Speed and volume management measures discourage cars cutting through the neighborhood on residential streets. Learn more about the project at www.seattle.gov/transportation/ballardgreenway.htm.



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