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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: SDOT Traffic Advisory: Pike Street Closure Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/5/2009  5:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548



Construction to close one block of Pike Street Saturday

SEATTLE -Saturday, February 6, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will close Pike Street between First and Second avenues. During the closure from 8:30 a.m., Saturday, to10 a.m. Sunday, SDOT will repair a portion of the sidewalk on the north side of Pike Street and all of the sidewalk on the south side of the street. The work will also include replacing three concrete panels in the roadway. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the closure, however, motor vehicles and Metro Transit will be detoured north to Virginia Street, east one block to Second Avenue and then south back to Pike Street. The 26-hour closure is necessary in order for the concrete to cure.

For information or questions about transit service, please call Metro Transit customer service at: 206-553-3000, or visit Metro Transit online at: http://www.Kingcounty.gov/metro.

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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