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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: SDOT’s contractor prepares northbound Elliott Ave W for paving

4/11/2008  5:30:00 PM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

SDOT’s contractor prepares northbound Elliott Ave W for paving

SEATTLE— during the next several weeks, drivers in the northbound lanes of Elliott Avenue West between Denny Way and West Lee Street will be driving on a rough, ground-off street surface. The northbound curb lane will be closed to traffic around the clock. During peak traffic times, at least two northbound lanes will remain open, and during off-peak times, at least one northbound lane will remain open. Northbound traffic may occasionally be shifted to the center turn lane.

The southbound lanes of Elliott Avenue West between Denny and Lee streets will remain open except when the contractor makes roadway base repairs in the center turn lane, requiring one southbound lane to be closed for safety. At least two southbound lanes will remain open during peak traffic periods.

In addition to SDOT’s paving work, a private development contractor is working in the area to complete underground utility work prior to street paving.

SDOT’s contractor is preparing the ground-off surface of the northbound lanes of Elliott for a new layer of asphalt. This includes repairing the base of the street in spot locations, upgrading and installing new curb ramps, installing traffic signal detector loops, and adjusting drainage grates and utility manhole covers. If weather permits, the contractor plans to pave this segment of Elliott during the first part of May. Work will then move north to the Ballard Bridge.

The entire paving project includes 15th Avenue West from the Ballard Bridge to Elliott Avenue West in addition to small parts of Denny Way and Western Avenue, and is scheduled for completion in October. The project is funded with Bridging the Gap transportation initiative funds approved by Seattle voters.

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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