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Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: City of Seattle Launches Construction Coordination Web Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
3/30/2009  3:45:00 PM
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City of Seattle Launches Construction Coordination Web Site

SEATTLE-To better inform the public about 2009 construction projects significantly impacting city streets and sidewalks, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) launched today the Construction Coordination Web site.

Located at www.seattle.gov/transportation/constructionmap, this site provides for the first time consolidated information about projects planned by city, regional and state transportation agencies, as well as large private developments in the Center City and special events citywide. This on-line information will help residents, businesses, and travelers know what is happening on the major streets in their neighborhoods and along their travel routes.

“The Construction Coordination Web site highlights improvement projects across the city and outlines their effects on nearby streets and sidewalks,” said SDOT Director Grace Crunican. “Residents, commercial drivers, and visitors can learn about ongoing work via this site, and see the city’s aggressive efforts to synchronize construction and minimize disruptions.”

The Construction Coordination Web site features: -Interactive GIS-based maps with construction information displayed by quarter; -Planned detour routes; -Project information with a link to the project Web site and contacts; -Optional layers depicting bicycle and freight routes; -A link to the new SDOT Traveler’s Information Web site showing real-time congestion; and -A link to the Washington State Department of Transportation 2009 Construction Web site.

The site was previewed at a Transportation Construction Forum sponsored by the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA). Kate Joncas, DSA president, applauded the site saying, “This new site is a great source of information for commuters and visitors to Downtown, and will help all of us navigate the many and essential transportation and redevelopment improvements that are underway.”

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 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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