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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Greenwood Neighborhood Sidewalk Project to Begin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/27/2009  4:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Marybeth Turner  (206) 684-8548



Greenwood Neighborhood Sidewalk Project to Begin
Fremont Ave N from N 86th to N 90th Streets

SEATTLE-A contractor for the Seattle Department of Transportation plans to begin construction on a sidewalk project on Fremont Avenue North in the Greenwood Community on Monday, June 1.

The Greenwood Community Council has been working for years to complete the sidewalk grid in its neighborhood and requested funding from the Neighborhood Street Fund funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative. The contractor will build a sidewalk on the west side of Fremont Avenue North to connect the existing sidewalks south of the Boys & Girls Club (at N 86th Street) to N 90th Street. The project will fill the gap in the sidewalk between the Boys & Girls Club, Greenwood Park and N 85th Street.

In addition, SDOT has worked with Seattle Public Utilities to install a natural drainage system next to the sidewalk project. This green infrastructure will take water that would traditionally go into pipes and allow it to permeate into the planting strip to support plants and trees.

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.

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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