Georgetown Arterial Paving Project
Taking care of the basics
April 13, 2017
S Michigan St, along with several blocks of Corson Ave S and a block of S Bailey St are all heavily traveled arterials in the Georgetown community that are showing the wear and tear of use. The potholes and cracks in the pavement are such that we plan to repave these streets in 2017:
While the project is still in the design phase, SDOT expects construction to begin sometime this spring, and take about 3 to four 4 to complete.
Prior to the repaving, we'll also upgrade traffic signals at:
These upgraded signals are part of SDOT's ongoing efforts to incorporate advancing technologies (known as Intelligent Transportation Systems) throughout the City, and will also include the addition of new traffic cameras at 6th Ave S & S Michigan St and at Carleton Ave S & S Bailey St.
We don't expect that construction will require the full closure of S Michigan St, Corson Ave S, or S Bailey St at any point (although some side streets may be closed for short periods). However, traffic will likely be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction (outside of the morning and afternoon commute peaks), which is likely to cause congestion. Some weekend and/or night work is also possible.
We expect to begin construction early this summer and it should take 3-4 months to complete. We will share more details as they come available after selecting the construction contractor.
The project budget is $3.1 million (including design & construction).This project is funded through the Levy to Move Seattle. Approved by voters in 2015, the 9-year $930 million Levy to Move Seattle provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. Learn more about the levy at www.seattle.gov/LevytoMoveSeattle.