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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Sidewalk Construction by Sacajawea Elementary School to Begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/17/2009  10:35:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Sidewalk Construction by Sacajawea Elementary School to Begin

SEATTLE--A contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) plans to begin Monday, June 22 on pedestrian improvements on the eastern side of 20th Ave NE between NE 96th & NE 98th Streets. The new sidewalk fills in a missing gap in the sidewalk network and connects Sacajawea Elementary to the existing sidewalk on NE 98th Street.

Construction should take approximately six weeks depending on weather. On-street parking will be restricted in the construction area and the road will be open to local access only.

The project funds come from the Neighborhood Street Fund, a community-based program that is administered by SDOT and funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation levy approved by Seattle voters. This will be the ninth of fourteen Neighborhood Street Fund projects to be built this year. The other completed projects are located in Rainier Beach, Columbia City, Jackson Place, First Hill, Belltown, Queen Anne, Wallingford and Ballard neighborhoods.

In addition, SDOT’s Safe Routes to School program will be building a sidewalk on the western side of 20th Ave NE between NE 95th & NE 96th Streets, adjacent to the entrance of Sacajawea Elementary. The construction of these to projects is being coordinated to minimize impacts to adjacent property owners.

For more information, please see http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/btg_nsf_sacajawea.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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