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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Fauntleroy Way SW Paving to Begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/21/2009  4:00:00 PM
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Paving Project to Begin Next Week on Fauntleroy Way SW

SEATTLE-A contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) plans to begin the paving project on Fauntleroy Way Southwest in West Seattle on Tuesday, May 26. Crews will rebuild large portions of the roadway from SW Alaska Street to SW Holly Street, including: new curb ramps to improve accessibility, drainage improvements, new bike lanes, sharrows, and additional marked crosswalks.

This project was originally set to end at California Avenue SW, but due to a very competitive bidding climate, SDOT was able to extend the improvements through to SW Holly. SDOT’s contractor expects to complete the project by fall.

For the first phase, the crews plan to start at SW Alaska Street and Fauntleroy Way SW and work their way south to California Avenue SW on the western side (southbound lanes). At least one lane of traffic in each direction will remain open. On-street parking will be restricted.

The newly repaved street will be reconfigured (“rechannelized”) on the segment of Fauntleroy Way SW from California Avenue SW to SW Edmunds Street. Once complete, Fauntleroy Way SW will have one travel lane in each direction with a two-way left turn lane, a bicycle lane northbound and shared lane markings (sharrows) southbound. The street will retain on-street parking, though a minimal number of spaces may be impacted to accommodate Metro Transit bus zones. This configuration will improve safety, pedestrian access, and bicycle usage.

For construction updates or for more information about the paving project, please visit SDOT’s website: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/fauntleroy_pave.htm.

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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