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Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Paving on Madison Street to begin next week

4/21/2008  5:00:00 PM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Paving on Madison Street to begin next week, followed by paving on Boren Avenue

SEATTLE- SDOT plans to begin a major street paving project in the Central Area and on First Hill. A contractor will pave Madison Street from Terry Avenue to 18th Avenue East, and Boren Avenue from Broadway to Denny Way. Work will begin in late April and be completed in the fall.

The contractor plans to divide the work into four phases, starting with Madison Street from 10th Avenue to 18th Avenue East. During each phase the crews will repair the pavement base and sidewalks, grind off the old asphalt, adjust drainage grates and manholes, install lighting and traffic signal detectors, and finish with final paving and striping.

Normal work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., but grinding and paving will be done at night or on weekends to minimize traffic disruption. Expected impacts during construction are lane closures, pedestrian detours, parking restrictions, moderate construction noise and dust.

The paving is funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative, approved by Seattle voters. Other major paving projects this year will be on Fifth Avenue, First Avenue South, and the Elliott /15th Avenue West corridor.

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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