Work Down Under
The last of the new columns under the north bridge approach were poured this week, and crews are busy capping the columns with the structure that will support the new approaches.
Crews are also hard at work strengthening the bridge approach abutment wall and the North 34th Street substructure, deep in the bowels of Fremont.
Work is also proceeding smoothly under the south bridge approach, with only a few columns left to be poured.
36th Street Work
The new sidewalk and curb between Evanston and Dayton on the south side of North 36th is essentially finished, just six weeks after work began! Crews are now rebuilding the curb and sidewalk at the SE corner of Evanston & 36th.
Some of the new traffic signal poles have been installed along 36th in the last few weeks, and crews will be mounting new mast arms and signal heads before long. The new traffic signals (with new turn lanes etc.) are scheduled to begin operations before the end of April.
Fremont Filming this Sunday, 3/5
A camera-stuffed car will be filming an internet-based virtual tour of downtown Fremont this Sunday, between 7am and 6pm. Some parking will be restricted along the planned route and Seattle police will escort the vehicle.
Businesses are encouraged to look open - signage lit, no "closed" signs in windows, etc. - to make the best impression on folks who take the resultant virtual tour. The Center of the Universe is one of five neighborhoods in the country being featured on this website, a means of promoting Toyota's new Yaris automobile.
South of the Ship Canal
The intersection of Nickerson and Florentia with 3rd Avenue will be even busier than usual over the next two weeks as crews install new traffic signal pole foundations. This work will require temporary one-lane closures as crews remove sidewalk sections, and form and pour the new foundations. This work is scheduled to be completed before the end of March.
The detour path for traffic crossing under or getting onto Aurora Avenue North is changing as paving work in this area continues. Please continue to exercise caution in this area and to be patient with the detours, so that this work can be finished safely and quickly.
Work will begin later this month where Bridge Way meets Stone Way North.
Open House April 26th - Save the Date!
Phase II of construction will be the focus of an Open House to be held the evening of April 26th in Adobe's conference center. Information on traffic restrictions across the bridge, changes to Metro bus routes, the overall project schedule and more will be covered. Phase II of construction is currently planned to begin in late May or early June.
For More Info
If you have questions or concerns regarding the project please call SDOT Project Manager Lorelei Mesic at 206-684-5178 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, businesses may contact Art Brochet at 206-547-1008 or email@example.com.