Evanston & 36th (& Fremont Way)
The curb around the new traffic bulb has been poured and a temporary asphalt sidewalk will soon be placed. (The permanent sidewalk will be done in conjunction with a new private development at this corner; see next item.) The weeklong closure of Evanston North-just north of 36th-will end, as planned, no later than December 5th.

Artist's Workspace Groundbreaking
Preparations are being made for breaking ground on a new 4-story building just north of the new traffic bulb at Evanston and 36th. The building will have 29 underground parking spaces, about 2700 square feet of ground level retail, 91 artist workspaces averaging 200 square feet each, plus one residential unit.

The property owner, Brian Regan, is working with the Fremont Arts Council to sponsor installation of a new sculpture in the traffic bulb in front of the new building, which is scheduled for completion in October 2006.

Lenin To Be Lit This Friday
New pavement also graces the corner of Lenin Square, just in time for the Lenin Holiday Lighting ceremony to be held this Friday, December 2nd, at 6PM. Come on down to hear the Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra and tell Elvis/Santa your deepest desires for the season.

North of 36th
The sidewalk in front of the Hoffner, Fisher and Harvey funeral home, west of their parking lot, is being removed and replaced in the next two weeks. Following this, the sidewalk and curb between that parking lot and 36th will also be replaced.
  Bridge Way Update
For the next week or so all traffic on Bridge Way will be shifted to the north side of the street as work proceeds on the west-bound exit path. During this period there will be a round-the-clock flagger facilitating truck traffic under the low clearance section of the Hwy 99 underpass.

More Customer Parking in Fremont!
New parking signs have been installed in Fremont, converting almost 150 spaces of unrestricted commuter parking areas to short-term parking for customers near Fremont businesses. This change, analyzed last winter, was made following input from Fremont area businesses and residents. SDOT will monitor parking conditions to ensure that the time-limit signs are working well.

Please contact Mary Catherine Snyder at 206-684-8110 or marycatherine.snyder@seattle.gov with any questions or concerns.

New "Right Turn Only" Sign on 35th Street
The "No Left Turn" sign for east-bound traffic on 35th Street just west of Fremont Ave (at the corner in front of Fremont Place Books) is being replaced with a "Right Turn Only" sign. This should help prevent back-ups resulting from vehicles attempting to cross Fremont Way to enter the left turn lane for traffic headed onto 35th Street east of Fremont Avenue.

For More Info
If you have questions or concerns regarding the project please call SDOT Project Manager Lorelei Mesic at 206-684-5178. Also, businesses may contact Art Brochet at 206-547-1008 or art@muirpr.com.

And-as always-Seattle's award winning website is a great place for details, history and links. Click here to go return to the Bridge Approach project webpage.