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2010 Asphalt Arterial & Concrete Spot Rehabilitation

2010 AAC Arterial Spot Rehabilitation Project – 16th Avenue SW

Project Update – October 21, 2010

Substantially complete September  27th.  Project had 45 Work Days in contract - 41 Working Days expended.


Project Update – September 29, 2010

SDOT and its contractor are currently making improvements to 16th Avenue SW between SW Dawson Street and SW Brandon Street in West Seattle.  This project will be substantially complete by the end of September.   

Construction Schedule:

  • September 29 - - Travel lanes will be striped
  • Week of October 4 – Install speed cushions and complete some minor asphalt work.

Project Update – August 26, 2010

Work Progressing on 16th Avenue SW

The project began the week of July 26th and will continue through to the end of September.

Work Completed:

The contractor is presently completing the installation of a new storm water detention system to improve storm drainage capacity.  Work has begun on re-grading the road surface and removing material to construct sidewalks and curbs and gutters on the west side.

Two Week Look Ahead - Construction Schedule:

  • August 23 thru 25 – Grading work on roadway and prep for curb and gutter (west side)
  • August 26 thru September 1 – Pour curb and gutter (west side)
  • September 1 thru September 3 – Prep for sidewalks and driveway curb cuts (west side)

Traffic Impacts During Construction:

  • Lane closures (during construction, northbound vehicle traffic will not be allowed past SW Brandon Street)
  • Pedestrian and vehicle detours (northbound through traffic will be detoured via SW Austin Street/SW Orchard St and Delridge Way SW).  Detour signs will be posted. 
  • Parking restrictions (parking will not be allowed on either side of the street)
  • There will be temporary driveway closures during sidewalk and driveway construction

PROJECT UPDATE – July 26, 2010

Construction to Start Week of July 26th

As part of its 2010 Arterial, Asphalt, and Concrete (AAC) Program the City of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), and its contractor Gary Merlino Construction, will be repairing and repaving a section of 16 th Avenue SW near South Seattle Community College starting the week of July 26 th and continuing through the end of September 2010.

The project location is 16th Avenue SW from SW Brandon Street to SW Dawson Street. 

Tentative Construction Schedule:

Normal working hours will be between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • July 26, 27 – set up detour; bring in construction equipment
  • July 28 thru August 17 – install and connect storm drainage detention pipes
  • August 18 thru 20 – remove west side of roadway
  • August 23 thru September 7 – construct and pave new roadway, including curb, gutter, and driveways on west side
  • September 8 thru 10 – remove east side of roadway
  • September 13 thru 20 – construct and pave new roadway, including curb, gutter, and driveways on east side
  • September 21 thru 23 – install sidewalks on the west side of roadway
  • September 24 thru 27 – install final pavement overlay on both sides of street; speed bumps; and channelization/pavement striping

Traffic Impacts During Construction

  • Lane closures (during construction, northbound vehicle traffic will not be allowed past SW Brandon Street)
  • Pedestrian and vehicle detours (northbound through traffic will be detoured via Dunmar Way SW/SW Orchard St and Delridge Way SW). Click here for map of vehicle detour route.
  • Bus route 125:   During the detour the southbound bus route 125 will continue to travel thru the construction zone.  The northbound bus route 125 will go as far north as the SCCC campus up until 10:18 pm daily in the evening.  Metro “Rider Alerts” will provide more information.
  • Parking restrictions (parking will not be allowed on either side of the street)
  • There will be temporary driveway closures during installation of the drainage pipe and sidewalk and during driveway construction

Project Contacts:

Bob Derry, Construction Communications Officer, bob@stephersonassociates.com (206) 250-2865

George Frost, Public Outreach Coordinator, george.frost@seattle.gov (206) 615-0786

Susan Byers, Project Manager, susan.byers@seattle.gov, (206) 733-9076

Project Overview

As part of its 2010 Arterial Asphalt and Concrete (AAC) Program, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to repave a section of 16th Avenue SW in the West Seattle neighborhood near the South Seattle Community College during the summer and fall of 2010.  The project location is 16th Avenue SW from SW Brandon Street to SW Dawson Street. 

SDOT will be extending work began last year, further improving 16th Avenue SW.  In 2009, the roadway was reconstructed and widened between SW Findlay and SW Brandon streets. 

The 2010 work is planned for this summer between mid-July and mid-September when fewer students attend the South Seattle Community College and traffic volumes are lower.

Bridging The Gap LogoThe paving project is funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006. 

Specific Improvements Include:

  • Reconstructing the roadway, making for a much smoother and safer street.
  • Building a new sidewalk and curb on the west side of the street
  • Installing a new storm water detention system to improve storm drainage capacity

  What to Expect During Construction:

  • Lane closures (during construction, northbound vehicle traffic will not be allowed past SW Brandon Street)
  • Pedestrian and vehicle detours (northbound through traffic will be detoured via Dunmar Way SW/SW Orchard St and Delridge Way SW)
  • Parking restrictions
  • Construction noise and dust
  • Instances of weekday, weekend and night work
  • Regular notices with more specific information during construction
  • Some of this work is weather dependant, and the schedule may be adjusted as the project moves forward

Bus Service Impacts During Construction:

  • During the detour the southbound bus route 125 will continue to travel through the construction zone.  The northbound bus route 125 will go as far north as the SCCC campus up until 10:18 pm daily in the evening.  After that the route will only go as far north as SW Orchard Street. 

Project Contacts:

George Frost, Public Outreach Coordinator, george.frost@seattle.gov (206) 615-0786

Susan Byers, Project Manager, susan.byers@seattle.gov , (206) 733-9076

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