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June 18 , 2009

Construction Update

6/18/09 This project is complete. Final inspection will happen in June with any outstanding items being taken care of by the end of July

4/30/2009 Construction on the eastern side of West McGraw Street is proceeding as planned for this weekend.

New Queen Anne Ave N & W McGraw St Construction Alert

4/17/2009 The contractor will be starting construction on the Queen Anne Ave N & W Galer Street intersection next week. Survey work is expected to start on Monday, April 20 with construction starting on Wednesday, April 22.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is making pedestrian improvements along Queen Anne Avenue North to address pedestrian safety, provide gathering spaces and support a vibrant commercial district.

This project was requested by Picture Perfect Queen Anne to implement their Queen Anne Avenue North Streetscape Master Plan. The funding came through the Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF). NSF is a community-based program that is administered by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.

Improvements include:

  • Queen Anne Ave N and W McGraw Street:  Build curb bulbs and stamped concrete crosswalks to enhance pedestrian safety and serve as a gateway to the Queen Anne business district.
  • Queen Anne Ave N and W Galer Street:  The sidewalk on the eastern side of Queen Anne Ave N will be expanded to increase the pedestrian space.  The 3-way stop will be reconfigured to reduce confusion over vehicle right-of-way.  These improvements will also reduce crossing distances and enhance pedestrian safety. 

Construction is scheduled to start in mid-April and last 4-5 weeks.  Some construction will need to occur over the weekend to allow King County Metro Transit to de-energize their trolley wires and run diesel buses.

For construction access issues, please contact Gary Merlino Construction, Brian Smedley at (206) 762-9125 (office) or (206) 730-0642 (cell).

What to Expect During Construction

  • Business access to remain
  • Pedestrian detours
  • Parking restrictions
  • Moderate to high construction noise and dust for a short period of time
  • Typical work hours 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Monday thru Friday

Thérèse Casper, SDOT Project Manager, (206) 684-8764,

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