A contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation will grind and remove the existing asphalt pavement on Dexter Avenue North between McGraw Street and Garfield Street on Thursday and Friday, July 7 and 8. One travel lane in each direction will remain open on Dexter. There will be parking and loading restrictions near the work zone and periodic cross-street and driveway interruptions. Uniformed police officers will be on site to keep vehicles moving.
Drivers should reduce speeds when traveling through the area. Bicyclist should consider utilizing sidewalks or alternate routes. When riding on Dexter Avenue North, bicyclists will share a lane with motor vehicles and should expect grooved pavement and loose asphalt as well as raised utility casting and man holes in the street. There will be increased construction truck traffic.
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 July. Shortly after paving, crews will install bus islands, a buffered bike lane and apply new traffic markings and street channelization
This project is funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006 and Walk Bike Ride.
Project Web site: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/dexter_pave.htm