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N/NE 45th Street Sidewalk Repair and Tree Enhancements

May 4, 2009

Construction Update

4/30/2009 This project is complete. Final inspection will happen in early May with any outstanding items being taken care of by June.

4/1/2009 Concrete work is complete. Tree planting has begun and the contractor expects to be physical complete by Wednesday, April 8.

3/19/2009 Concrete work should be finished by the end of next week. The final phase of the project will be planting the new trees and finishing the tree pits with soil and pavers (as needed). Work is expected to be complete by Friday, April 3.

3/5/09 Depending on weather, the contractor should be done with the concrete work on the northside of N/NE 45 th Street. Work has already begun on the southside of the project area and should be complete within 3-4 weeks.

2/27/09 Next week, work will start on the southside of the project corridor starting at the east end (near Stone Way N).

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is starting sidewalk repair in Wallingford to make the walking experience safe and smooth.  Additional trees will also be installed throughout the corridor where appropriate.

This project was requested by the Wallingford Chamber of Commerce 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:

  • Repairing or replacing sidewalk in bad condition
  • Installing new street trees where gaps in the tree canopy exist
  • Elongating existing tree pits to improve tree health
  • Installing new curb ramps where appropriate


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

  • 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
  • Business access at all times

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

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