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North/Northeast 45th Street Paving Project

This project has been completed, thank you for your patience during our construction!



Construction Update:

July 24, 2007

N/NE 45 th Street Paving Project– Remaining Minor Work to Resume  

SDOT’s contractor has completed much of the street work on North and Northeast 45th Street in the Wallingford and University districts. After a pause in construction activity for the past several weeks to allow the contractor to secure special equipment, the remaining work is scheduled to resume next week.

  • On Monday, July 30 th, the contractor will start installing traffic signal detector loops in several streets that intersect N/NE 45th Street . The work on detection loops will have little or no impact on traffic on N/NE 45th Street , but will require temporary lane closures and parking restrictions on the intersecting streets. The contractor will work on one or two locations at a time, and expects to complete all the installations in about two weeks.

The intersecting streets are:

  • Brooklyn Ave NE (Southbound)
  • 7 th Ave NE (Northbound)
  • 11 th Ave NE ( Northbound)
  • Wallingford Ave N (Northbound and Southbound)
  • Meridian Ave N (Southbound)
  • Dens more Ave N (Northbound)

June 20, 2007

N/NE 45 th Street – Major Construction Complete

Minor Work Remains

Major construction work, including street paving has been completed. Final pavement markings will be installed this week. Minor work remains, which will includ ing the e installation of traffic signal detector loops for the signal system in the intersecting streets to N/NE 45th. There will be a short pause in activity before this work takes place as the contractor secures specialty equipment needed for the work.

This traffic detector installation work is expected to resume in mid July and be completed within the next three to four weeks However, there will be an immediate lull in some minor construction activity until the contractor secures equipment repairs. will have little or no impact on traffic on N/NE 45 th but will require lane closures on the intersecting streets. The intersecting streets are:

  • Brooklyn Ave NE (Southbound)
  • 7th Ave NE (Northbound)
  • 11th Ave NE ( Northbound)
  • Wallingford Ave N (Northbound and Southbound)
  • Meridian Ave N (Southbound)
  • Dens more Ave N (Northbound)

The work will require lane closures and parking restrictionson the above streets, This work require parking restrictions and one lane to be closed within a half block of the intersections with N/NE 45 th Street .

May 31, 2007  

N/NE 45th Street - Final Paving Work This Weekend!
I-5 Freeway Ramp Closures Necessary


Preparations are underway to complete final paving on N/NE 45th Street this weekend, weather permitting.

Work will take place on two consecutive nights: from 7:00 PM Friday night, June 1st to Saturday morning, June 2nd; and also from 7:00 PM Saturday night, June 2nd to Sunday morning, June 3rd.

This is the last segment of paving west of the I-5 Freeway. Following the final paving, miscellaneous clean-up, restoration, and pavement markings will take place the next 2-4 weeks.

The following are the details of the night/weekend work:

• I-5 Freeway SB off-ramp closed Friday 7pm to Saturday 9am, and Saturday 7pm to Sunday 9am. Detour to NE 50th.

• I-5 Freeway SB on-ramp closed Saturday 7pm to Sunday 9am. Detour to NE 50th.

• One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times.

• Parking will be prohibited during the paving work.

During the final paving work, the roadway will be reconfigured to eliminate the center turn lane in most areas. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times through the use of flaggers. In order to keep traffic moving through the area, limited left turns and north/south traffic will be allowed during the paving work with the exception of at Stone Way N, Wallingford Ave N, and Meridian Ave N.


Construction Update:

May 16, 2007  

N/ NE 45th Street – Update on Paving Work in Wallingford District  

All pavement grinding and some preliminary paving work was completed in Wallingford last week. The schedule of work for the next few weeks is as follows:

N 45th (I-5 Freeway to Burke Ave N):

  • Installation of traffic detector loops for the signal system will be completed this week.
  • Base pavement repair and adjustments to manhole covers and other utility features will start this week and be completed by the middle of next week.
  • Final paving is schedule for the weekend of June 1 st, weather permitting. This work will take place at night.

N 45th (Burke Ave N to N Midvale Place):

  • WEEKEND preliminary paving -- May 18 or May 19 NIGHT WORK, weather permitting.
  • Base pavement repair and adjustments to manhole covers and other utility features will take place over the two weeks following the preliminary paving.
  • Installation of traffic detector loops for the signal system will be completed over the two weeks following preliminary paving as well.
  • Final paving is scheduled for the weekend of June 8th, weather permitting.

NOTE: All remaining work depends on three weekends of dry weather for paving. We will utilize the best weather on each weekend with the preference being for Friday night work with contingency on Saturday night. Cancellations and schedule changes due to weather will be distributed via e-mail and posted on the website by Friday morning.

During the preliminary paving work, the roadway will be reconfigured to eliminate the center turn lane in most areas. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times. In order to keep traffic moving through the area, left turns will be prohibited except at Stone Way N, Wallingford Ave N, and Meridian Ave N. North and south travel across N/NE 45 th will be maintained.

You can expect the following construction work hours and traffic restrictions:

  • Normal work hours for the contractor will be 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Saturday.
  • One lane in each direction with limited left turns allowed
  • Parking will be prohibited as needed to allow for construction and safe, efficient traffic control.
  • Some night work will be necessary.

For more information, please contact either of the following:

George Frost
Public Outreach Coordinator
615-0786
george.frost@seattle.gov

Jessica Murphy, P.E.
Project Manager
684-0178
jessica.murphy@seattle.gov




Past Construction Notices

May 4, 2007
April 27, 2007
April 13, 2007
April 4, 2007
March 22, 2007
March 19, 2007
March 5, 2007
February 23, 2007
February 7, 2006
January 30, 2006
December 22, 2006
November 9, 2006
October 31, 2006
October 20, 2006
October 6, 2006
September 22, 2006
September 17, 2006




For Project Background Information, click here.


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Similar to most construction projects, this work will generate dust, noise, and create some inconveniences for you and your neighbors. We would like to take this opportunity to apologize in advance and thank you for your patience and cooperation during this project. If you would like more information regarding this project or our intended work, please contact either of the following.

George Frost
Public Outreach Coordinator
615-0786
george.frost@seattle.gov

Jessica Murphy, P.E.
Project Manager
684-0178
jessica.murphy@seattle.gov


If you would like to receive email updates about this project, email george.frost@seattle.gov.

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