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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: 16th Avenue SW Paving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
7/9/2009  12:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


16th Avenue SW Paving
July 20 - September 15

SEATTLE-the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to reconstruct the worst section of 16th Avenue SW this summer. This project is part of the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters.

This project will involve reconstruction and minor widening of the roadway on 16th Avenue SW between SW Findlay Street and SW Brandon Street.

Work includes:

• roadway pavement removal and replacement
• drainage improvements including new curb and gutters
• sidewalk repaving on the west side of the street
• rebuilding concrete driveway aprons to match the new road

Construction work is currently scheduled to begin as early as the week of July 20th and continue for approximately six weeks to eight weeks.

Northbound Traffic Detour
During construction, northbound traffic will be detoured via SW Austin Street / Dumar Way SW / SW Orchard Street and Delridge Way SW. Northbound Metro bus service will be provided as far north as South Seattle Community College, then detoured. Detour signs will be posted.

Southbound traffic will be maintained.

SPECIAL NOTE: - Mailbox Relocation (east side only)
Due to the minor roadway widening, mailboxes may need to be moved farther east from the new curb. The contractor will do this work in coordination with the affected property owners and the US Postal Service.

To view information updates or to sign up to receive email news on project status, please visit SDOT’s website at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/16th_ave_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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