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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Reminder: 16th Avenue SW Closure -- July 27 - September 15

7/16/2009  5:50:00 PM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Reminder: 16th Avenue SW Closure July 27 - September 15

SEATTLE-the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is reconstructing the worst section of 16th Avenue SW this summer. The street will be closed to northbound traffic from SW Austin Street to SW Findlay Street beginning the week of July 27. 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 expected to 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.

To view information updates or to sign up to receive email news on project status, please visit SDOT’s website at:

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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