Queen Anne Hill Street Resurfacing
Revised August 31, 2007
SDOT began an asphalt paving project on Queen Anne streets in the fall of 2005. Work paused for unfavorable weather during December and January, and then resumed mid February.
Streets paved in 2005 included 10th Avenue West and Olympic Way West. In February work began on:
West Olympic Place from Olympic Way West to Roy Street, and
West McGraw Street from 3rd Avenue West to Queen Anne Avenue North
Other streets to be paved this spring include:
Queen Anne Avenue North from Roy Street to Harrison Street
First Avenue North from Roy Street to Denny Way
Roy Street from to Queen Anne North to Fifth Avenue North
This work is necessary to restore and maintain the pavement. Drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists will benefit from the renewed surface. New concrete curb ramps for wheelchair access will be added to comply with federal regulations.
What to Expect
"No Parking" signs will be posted along the curb and construction notices distributed shortly before beginning work on the next street.
Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, eight hours per day, during daylight hours, with lane restrictions as needed. The contractor may work some weekends and nights to expedite work and reduce traffic congestion.
Lanes will be restricted as needed for paving operations. There may be some brief interruptions of driveway traffic.
On-street parking will be restricted to accommodate construction and to provide another travel lane. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
There will be noise from the operation of heavy equipment and from pavement breaking. Dust will be generated by some of the activities.
There may be some impact on King County Metro Transit Service. For route information, visit Metro Online, http://metro.kingcounty.gov. Watch for Rider Alert signs at bus stops, or call Metro's Rider Information Office at (206) 553-3000.
The Resurfacing Process
To resurface an asphalt street, crews first grind off the old surface and then make any repairs or adjustments needed to the underlying base of the street. During this time, the street surface is grooved and provides a somewhat rough ride until the new asphalt is laid. There may be steel plates placed on the exposed roadway. When base repair is completed, the street is resurfaced with asphalt.
Resurfacing requires suitable weather. Work may pause when weather is unfavorable.
For more information
Contact: Marybeth Turner, 206.684.8548, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org