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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: SDOT Inspecting All Major Streets

1/22/2009  12:00:00 PM

More sand sweeping and restriping to follow

SEATTLE — In the next phase of storm recovery operations, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) today will inspect the city’s 1,531 lane miles of major streets for residual sand, potential drain blockages and worn striping, with special emphasis on bicycle routes. Crews would then be dispatched to complete repairs, removing sand by hand if necessary.

Residents are encouraged to report sand on the roadways by calling 684-ROAD (7623).

As part of its comprehensive storm response, SDOT traffic crews have completed an initial sweep of 1,531 lane miles, filled 594 potholes and repainted missing lane lines.

Since January 14, crews have repainted missing lane markings on the West Seattle Bridge, the Aurora Bridge, Fauntleroy Way SW, 35th Avenue SW and in the north end of Seattle.

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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