Evanston & 36th (& Fremont Way)
Work at the new traffic bulb on the north side of 36th has focused on the storm sewer system; a new catch basin was installed and preparations are underway for connecting to new curb inlets and other storm drain lines. These connections will necessitate a weeklong closure of Evanston North just north of 36th between the Monday after Thanksgiving, November 28th and December 5th.

Lenin Square
A new storm drain inlet has been placed at the curb edge in front of Lenin so the curb and pavement here can be restored soon. Assuming the weather cooperates, the now-traditional Lenin Lighting Ceremony (to be held on Friday, December 2nd) will be on brand new pavement.

North of 36th
The sidewalk in front of the funeral home and sections of the corners at Phinney and Dayton will be replaced between now and the end of the year. This re-paving work will be preceded by setting of underground conduit as well as foundations for poles and control cabinets.

Progress Down Under
Work underneath the bridge approaches is coming along nicely, focused on micro-piles and tiebacks. Most of the tiebacks-long steel anchors which help support the vertical retaining wall underneath the bridge-have been installed on the north side. The big drill rig now in use will be relocated underneath the south approach next week to prepare tiebacks there, while a smaller rig takes over on the north side, drilling in those locations where the big rig couldn't fit.
  Bridge Way Update
Traffic exiting SR99 northbound at Bridge Way has been shifted onto the newly poured eastbound off-ramp lanes so crews can work on the westbound lanes. The new cul-de-sac on Whitman North has been finished and southbound turns are no longer allowed onto Winslow North from Bridge Way.

Video Surveillance Van by Peet's
That van parked west of Fremont Avenue on North 34th Street over the last few weeks has been monitoring the sewer line running underneath 34th, just to make sure that the holes being drilled for the tiebacks didn't end up in a sewer. (Someone asked, so now you know!)

Troll on Next Week's Audio File
Next week's mp3 audio file update on the Bridge Approach Project will feature an interview of the Project Manager by one of Fremont's resident trolls, Clover. To receive future informative (and entertaining) updates in the week between Fremont Frequent Flyer issues, just go here. (Special thanks to Adobe Systems for the accommodations to their recording studio to enable this guest interviewer.)

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.

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