A contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation has now completed one month of intensive construction on 15th Avenue NE in the University District. The contractor is rebuilding the entire street from curb to curb, and improving sidewalks, from NE Pacific Street to NE 45th Street.
On weekdays, traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction. During the weekends, heavy equipment takes over the street, leaving one lane for northbound traffic, and some side streets may be closed. Southbound traffic is detoured to Brooklyn Avenue N.E.
The contractor reports the following for the first month of construction:
• Approximately 2,500 linear feet of conduit and new electrical vaults have been installed on side streets.
• More than 2,500 square yards of existing roadway have been demolished and new concrete pavement reconstructed in the southbound curb lane from NE Pacific Street to NE 43rd Street.
• Eleven new storm filters were installed to improve water quality by filtering storm water before it is released into Portage Bay.
• Street tree protection was set up around 60 trees.
In June, when the summer break begins at the University of Washington, the contractor will work on the piece of 15th NE between NE 45th Street and NE 50th Street. The last work will be to resurface 15th NE with asphalt from NE 50th to NE 55th.
For more information: George Frost, (206) 615-0786
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548