Thee Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and its contractors are making improvements to several arterials in Downtown Seattle. Expect lane closures and parking restrictions within and adjacent to construction work zones. Here are some highlights on the status of projects and construction activities scheduled from now through the end of June 2009 (Please note that some of the work is weather dependent and the schedule may be adjusted as the projects move forward):
**Fourth Avenue – Olive Way to Denny Way
Final paving has been completed. The project work which began the week of March 23, will be substantially complete by the end of this week. Work on this street will be completed approximately one month ahead of schedule.
**Stewart Street – Eastlake Avenue E to First Avenue
The contractor started work on this street the week of April 13. Work has begun on the second phase of this project between Boren Avenue and Westlake Avenue with crews reconstructing the north side of the roadway to be used as future bus lanes. Work will take place between 9th Avenue and 6th Avenue over next two weeks. The contractor will work on sidewalks, curb ramps, and concrete roadway replacement.
**Pike Street – First Avenue to Second Avenue
The contractor started work on this street May 18, and completely rebuilt the one block area between First Avenue and Second Avenue in 5 days. There is no work remaining.
**Second Avenue – Denny Way to Pike Street
Construction work started the week of May 26th. Work began on the west side of Second Avenue moving from Denny Way toward Pike Street. There will be traffic and parking restrictions. From one to two lanes will be open to traffic depending on the location and work required.
Over the next two weeks, the contractor will work on removing and replacing concrete roadway panels and concrete bus pads. Construction crews will also install electrical conduits for signal and lighting improvements.
**Second Avenue – Pike Street to Jackson Street
Crews began work this week on Second Avenue between Pike Street and S Jackson Street. Construction will take place through the end of 2009. Two lanes will be closed to traffic 24 hrs per day/7 days per week on Second Avenue while construction crews perform a variety of paving and street-related improvements.
**Fourth Avenue S – Airport Way to Royal Brougham Way
Construction crews will start work the week of June 29. Pavement grinding will be the primary construction activity for the first week, and will take place at night.
Additional streets to be impacted by upcoming work in July, August and/or September 2009:
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and its contractors will be making improvements to additional arterials in Downtown Seattle in July, August, and/or September. These include:
**Marion Street – Western Avenue to Sixth Avenue
Construction to start in late July or early August. Originally scheduled for 2010 construction, this project was accelerated as part of the Mayor’s economic stimulus package, called “Seattle Jobs Forward”, to create jobs and revive the local economy.
**Wall Street – Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue: Construction to start in July.
**Broad Street – Alaskan Way to 1st Avenue: Construction to start in September
For more information on the above projects please visit the following web site:
*George Frost, Public Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 615-0786
*Bob Derry, Community Communications Officer, email@example.com, (206) 261-9309
*Sara Wilson, Community Communications Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 795-3066 for 2nd Avenue – Pike Street to Jackson Street ONLY