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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: SDOT Prepares Major Arterial Streets for the Morning Commute

12/19/2008  6:30:00 AM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

SDOT Prepares Major Arterial Streets for the Morning Commute

SEATTLE--SDOT crews worked on major arterial streets through the night, plowing and sanding, and they continue to revisit these streets throughout the morning. Two trucks are assigned to continuously monitor and treat the high level West Seattle Bridge, and another truck is assigned to the Alaskan Way Viaduct, to keep these structures in good condition. The on-ramp at Chelan Street to the eastbound lanes of the high level West Seattle Bridge is closed at this time.

Those who must commute this morning are advised to allow plenty of time. When driving, proceed slowly and allow plenty of room from the car in front of you. The roadways with best driving conditions will be major arterial streets.

When SDOT crews work on major arterial streets, they apply sand and de-icer to the roadway where needed, especially 200 feet in advance of intersections with traffic signals to make it easier for vehicles to stop, and also on steep hills and raised structures such as bridges and viaducts.

During the night additional trucks and drivers sanded streets adjacent to hospitals and locations requested by King County Metro Transit.

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Seattle Department of Transportation

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