The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will begin next week (August 2-6) to repave a section of Nickerson Street in the lower Queen Anne Neighborhood as part of the annual paving program. SDOT will also reconfigure the lanes to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety while accommodating traffic flows on this key arterial.
During the first week, the contractor will start installing new concrete panels on Nickerson at Etruria Street and new curb ramps in various locations. The crews will also begin to remove and replace lane striping on Nickerson, starting at 13th Avenue West and moving east toward Fourth Avenue North over the next three to four weeks.
On Tuesday night, August 3, at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, the contractor will grind off the existing asphalt surface between Fourth Avenue N and Etruria Street. Nickerson will be reduced to one lane during the grinding. Two-way traffic will alternate use of the single lane. Police Officers will coordinate traffic. There will be short-term traffic restrictions on cross streets. Pedestrian detours may be in place. Bicyclists may share the lane with vehicles or use the sidewalk.
This project is funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.
For more information: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/spotrehab_nickerson.htm, or
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