Business Community Briefing - 8/18
This Thursday at 9AM a meeting will be held at Adobe's Plaza Building to brief the business community on the Fremont Bridge Approach Project. We will provide information on the overall project schedule, as well as on the upcoming changes at intersections along Fremont Avenue and 36th Street. SDOT will also share its plans for providing future updates about construction activities and impacts.

The meeting is for all the businesses in the Fremont area; owners and managers are particularly encouraged to attend. Come meet the project team and hear how things will flow in Fremont's future!

North 34th Street Bike Path Coming Soon!
One of the first project activities will be to add a westbound bike path to North 34th Street to substitute for the soon-to-be-closed Burke-Gilman Trail, one of Seattle's most popular (and busiest) biking thoroughfares.

This temporary alternate route will be in effect from just after Labor Day until the Burke-Gilman Trail is restored in the summer of 2007.

The bike path will replace the right-hand traffic lane on North 34th Street from Stone Way North to just short of Fremont Avenue North, about where the Interurban sits.

Mowat Trailers to be South of Ship Canal
Mowat Construction will be establishing their on-site offices in construction trailers on the north side of Westlake Avenue North. With most of the construction activity north of the bridge, don't be surprised to see pedestrians with hard hats crossing back and forth.
  Bridge Way Construction Contract Awarded
SDOT has selected Mid-Mountain for the construction on the Bridge Way North street improvements.

This work will significantly improve access between Fremont and the Aurora Bridge, with four new traffic signals and improvements to two other signals.

Oktoberfest 2005
Fremont's Oktoberfest celebration is not far off -September 23rd through 25th- and Seattle's Department of Transportation and Mowat Construction are working to accommodate the festivities. In fact, early coordination helped Fremont's Chamber of Commerce avoid relying on a no-longer-active power supply panel.

Plan on chainsawed pumpkins, cold microbrews, a 3-mile Brew Ha-Ha race and plenty of Fremont fun.

For More Info
Background on the Fremont Bridge Approach Replacement project, including drawings, photographs and an email list sign-up form, is available at here.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project please call SDOT Project Manager Lorelei Mesic at 206-684-5178.

Also, businesses may contact SDOT's business-liaison consultant, Art Brochet, 206-547-1008.