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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Nighttime work to reduce Dearborn to one lane in each direction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/26/2007  5:15:00 PM
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Nighttime work to reduce Dearborn to one lane in each direction

SEATTLE-To reduce the traffic impacts of lane closures for the Jose Rizal Bridge Painting Project, night shifts will begin October 1. This work will be over S Dearborn Street, and take place between approximately 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction of S Dearborn under the bridge during this nighttime work. Other project work will continue during the normal work hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

The night work is planned Monday thru Saturday in October and possibly through the first weeks of November, if needed. No night work will occur on 12th Avenue S. The Jose Rizal Bridge is located on 12th Avenue S between S Charles and S Weller streets.

Pedestrian access to the sidewalk along the north side of S Dearborn Street will be maintained, as it has been for the rest of the project work.

This project will help preserve the steel parts of the bridge. The entire project, which began in August, includes pressure washing, removing rust and damaged paint, and repainting all the structural steel below the bridge and at street level. The contractor expects to complete the project by the end of the year.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 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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Seattle Department of Transportation

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