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Chief Sealth Trail Extension

 

Project Update: February 25, 2011

Construction Completed on the Northward Extension of the Chief Sealth Trail

This project was substantially complete on January 19, 2011. The multi-use trail was built on SCL right-of-way between Beacon Avenue S and 15th Avenue S. The Southeast section of Seattle now has an extended safe, connected and attractive multi-use trail built to encourage walking and biking.


Project Update: November 4, 2010

Construction nearing completion on the northward extension to the Chief Sealth Trail

Now that the asphalt surface paving has been completed, the contractor working for SDOT is engaged in the final stages of construction on the trail extension project.   Some minor concrete paving (curb bulbs and curb ramps), storm drainage, permanent signage and bollard installation, hydroseeding and cleanup work remains.  There will be intermittent traffic restrictions on S Angeline Street, S Ferdinand Street, Columbia Drive S and Beacon Avenue S (curb lane only).

looking northwest from Columbia Drive S – Ferdinand P-Patch is to the right

looking northwest across S Ferdinand Street as the trail meanders toward S Angeline Street


Project Update: September 23, 2010

Construction has started on the northward extension of the Chief Sealth Trail

A contractor working with SDOT has started construction of the trail project .  For the first few weeks construction crews will clear, excavate and grade the designated trail route through the Seattle City Light transmission line corridor.


Project Update: September 2, 2010

Construction Starting on Chief Sealth Trail Extension in mid-September  

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has completed design and recently awarded a construction contract for extending the existing Chief Sealth Trail northward from Beacon Avenue S to S Angeline Street/15th Avenue S.

The contractor could start as early as the week of September 13th.  Construction is expected to be complete by mid-December 2010. 

The construction of this multi-use trail is intended to provide an attractive extension to the existing trail and increase opportunities for safe, connected walking and biking in Southeast Seattle. The trail extension will be built entirely on the City Light Transmission lines corridor.

Tentative Schedule:

The contractor will start the week of September 13th at the west end of the City Light corridor at 15th Avenue and S Angeline Street and work eastwards towards Beacon Avenue S. Construction is expected to be complete by mid-December 2010.

What to Expect During Construction  

  • Minimum lane closures on Beacon Avenue S, 15th Avenue S, and other nearby streets during off-peak hours
  • Possible sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours on Beacon Avenue S north of S Dawson Street, on S Ferdinand Street east of 17th Avenue S, and on S Angeline Street east of 15th Avenue S
  • Possible parking restrictions on the above streets
  • Moderate construction noise
  • Normal work hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Temporary rerouting of several driveways
  • Restricted access to Ferdinand P-Patch

Project Overview

Estimated Construction Start in September 2010  

Project Description:

This project consists of building an extension to the Chief Sealth Trail (CST) – Seattle’s multi-purpose trail in Southeast Seattle and the newest addition to the regional trail system. The trail extension will be built entirely on the City Light Transmission lines corridor from Beacon Avenue S to S Angeline Street/15th Avenue S.

Project Goal/Objectives:

A safe, connected and attractive multi-use trail built to encourage walking and biking in the Southeast section of Seattle.

The CST provides connections to the future Mountains-to-Sound Greenway trail extension on Beacon Hill and Sound Transit light rail stations along Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The CST trail is one of five regional trails that cross the city, connecting to schools, businesses, and residents while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

The CST extension will be built almost entirely from recycled materials, such as recycled soil and crushed concrete from the Link Light Rail Project in Rainier Valley.

What to Expect During Construction  

  • Minimum lane closures on Beacon Avenue S, 15th Avenue S, and other nearby streets during off-peak hours
  • Possible sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours on Beacon Avenue S north of S Dawson Street, on S Ferdinand Street east of 17th Avenue S, and on S Angeline Street east of 15th Avenue S
  • Possible parking restrictions on the above streets 
  • Moderate construction noise
  • Normal work hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Temporary rerouting of several driveways
  • Restricted access to Ferdinand P-Patch

 

Project Contacts:

For further information about this or other Seattle trails, please contact the SDOT Walk and Bike team at (206) 684-7583 or walkandbike@seattle.gov.

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