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Ed Murray, Mayor
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SUBJECT: SDOT Completes Construction of Holman Road NW Paving Project

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12/18/2014  12:00:00 PM
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SDOT Completes Construction of Holman Road NW Paving Project
Complete Streets project serves drivers, transit riders and pedestrians; 64 locations on the corridor now have new curb ramps

SEATTLE – After a busy eight months, Holman Road NW Paving Project construction is now complete. In a major roadway enhancement, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) repaved 1.4 miles of Holman Road NW and made pedestrian and transit improvements all the way from Greenwood Avenue N to NW 87th Street.

As a Complete Streets project, SDOT built curb ramps at 64 locations to enhance ADA access, constructed over 3,700 feet of improved walkway, and installed five bus stop waiting pads with new lighting to better support Metro’s RapidRide service. It also constructed pedestrian refuges on Holman Road NW at the intersections of 7th Avenue NW and 13th Avenue NW, and enlarged an existing median to better serve as a pedestrian refuge at Holman Road NW and 15th Avenue NW.

Said SDOT Director Scott Kubly, “We are pleased to deliver the Crown Hill neighborhood’s new roadway just in time for the holidays. With new pavement, sidewalks, curb ramps and transit stops, this Complete Streets project has something for every roadway user.”  

As part of the paving project, the Holman Road Bridge at 8th Avenue NW also received new bridge expansion joints and waterproofing. Additionally, temporary wheel stops were installed on Mary Avenue NW and NW 92nd Street to provide a safer route for pedestrians and bicyclists during and after construction. The location is slated for a Safe Routes to School project, with a new sidewalk currently in design and planned for construction in 2016.

Residents and drivers can expect regular traffic flows to resume over the next several weeks. The construction contractor will complete finishing touches such as landscaping with minor effects to traffic over that timeframe.

Funding for this project came from a federal Surface Transportation Program preservation grant of $1.1 million and Bridging the Gap funding of $2.7 million. More information about the paving and Safe Routes to School projects can be found on the project web page: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_holman.htm.


 

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