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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Night paving on Elliott and 15th Ave W

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/13/2008  5:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Night paving on Elliott and 15th Ave W

SEATTLE- SDOT’s contractor will pave the northbound lanes of Elliott Avenue West and 15th Avenue West between West Lee Street and the Ballard Bridge next week, weather permitting. To minimize traffic disruption the paving crews will pave at night, Monday through Friday, June 16 - 20th. The contractor will set up for the work at 7 p.m. each night and may continue this work until 6 a.m. the following morning. The contractor will continue with other work in the street during the day.

• There will be significant traffic restrictions and traffic changes during the nighttime paving affecting both northbound and southbound travel and causing some street closures. Expect delays.

• The West Galer Street Flyover will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, 8 PM - 11 PM. Vehicular traffic will be able to access the Magnolia Bridge and the Port of Seattle via West Garfield Street.

• The West Dravus Street OFF-ramp (from northbound 15th Avenue West) will be closed Tuesday night after the West Galer Street Flyover opens.

• The West Dravus Street ON-ramp (to northbound 15th Avenue West) will be closed Friday night 7 PM - 6 AM.

• Gilman Drive West will be closed to through traffic Monday thru Thursday nights between 15th and 11th Avenue West; 7 PM to 6 AM. (Only local access will be permitted.)

• The West Nickerson Street/ West Emerson Street exit (from northbound 15th Avenue West) will be closed Friday night, 7 PM - 6 AM.

At least two travel lanes will remain open to commuter traffic in each direction on Elliott and 15th Avenue West during peak periods. During non-peak hours there will be one to two travel lanes open in each direction, depending on the type of work and safety considerations.

During the week of June 23, work will start in the southbound lanes of Elliott/15th Avenue West from West Nickerson Street to West Galer Street and is expected to be completed by late August.

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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