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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Streets reopened in time for afternoon commute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
12/4/2007  4:30:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Streets reopened in time for afternoon commute

SEATTLE-Several streets opened to traffic today after Monday’s flooding and landslides. SDOT Street Maintenance and Cleaning employees worked throughout this morning clearing mud and debris from streets with backhoes and mechanical sweepers, shovels and brooms.

• Crews reopened Lake Washington Boulevard South through the Arboretum this morning. Water that had covered the roadway receded overnight and crews swept the street this morning to remove mud and debris.

• In the 2400 block of Westlake Ave N, one southbound lane remains closed to allow a private contractor to stabilize the hillside and repair drainage and side sewer lines.

• Golden Gardens Drive at View Ave NW remains closed until spring due to a collapsed roadway. The dog run will be accessible from the park at the bottom of the hill. SDOT is beginning an expedited process to design and reconstruct the street.

• Streets in the Midvale area were opened this morning after water receded. SDOT crews cleaned the streets. The four-block area that was flooded is bounded by Aurora Avenue N, Stone Way N, N 109 Street, and N 105th Street.

• 35th Avenue NE from NE 105th Street to NE 110th Street is currently open while SDOT engineers plan how to repair a void that occurred in the street yesterday. Repairs are pending.

• NE 105th at 27th Ave NE remains closed due to an exposed water main.

• Perkins Lane W at W Raye Street was opened this morning when SDOT crews complete cleaning away mud and debris.

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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