On Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12, SDOT’s contractor will grind and remove the existing asphalt pavement on Dexter Avenue North between Fremont Avenue N and McGraw Street.
During this work, one travel lane in each direction will remain open on Dexter. There will be parking and loading restrictions near the work zone as well as periodic cross-street and driveway interruptions. Uniformed police officers will be on site to keep vehicles moving.
Once asphalt removal (grinding) is complete, the contractor will make any needed repairs to Dexter Avenue’s base pavement. Paving is scheduled to take place in late April. Shortly after paving, crews will install bus islands, a buffered bike lane and apply new traffic markings and street channelization.
Bicyclists who use Dexter Avenue North should consider utilizing the sidewalks on Dexter or alternate routes during construction. When on Dexter, use caution, reduce speeds and expect the following:
• Grooved pavement and loose asphalt
• Bicyclists merging with other traffic and sharing the lane with vehicles
• Raised utility casting and man holes in the street
• Increased construction truck traffic
This project is funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006 and is part of the City’s Walk Bike Ride initiative.
For more information: George Frost, (206) 615-0786
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548