Now that paving Fourth Avenue, from Jackson Street to Denny Way, is almost done, and paving Virginia and Olive is well underway, what comes next?
Without a pause, SDOT is leaping into June with a full dance card for paving. While finishing details are completed on Fourth Avenue, final paving will take place on Airport Way South. Work has just started on South Columbian Way from Beacon Avenue S to 15th Avenue S, as well as on 22nd Avenue NE in the University District. Work on South Dearborn Street, from Fifth Avenue S to 10th Avenue S, will begin Monday, June 7.
In addition to these larger projects, a contractor working for SDOT will complete five repair and resurfacing projects this year:
• 16th Avenue SW from SW Brandon Street to SW Dawson Street (extending the paving completed recently by the South Seattle Community College)
• 10th Avenue East from East Miller Street to East Boston Street (complete reconstruction)
• 15th Avenue S from S McClellan Street to Beacon Avenue S
• Nickerson Street from Etruria Street to Dexter Avenue North
• Cherry Street from First Avenue to Third Avenue.
This year, 29 lane-miles of paving will be completed, and, since the Bridging the Gap projects began in 2007, approximately 130 lane-miles will have been paved by the end of this year. (A lane mile is one lane of pavement for a distance of one mile. A mile-long stretch of a two-lane road would be two lane-miles.)
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