The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is repaving several sections of roadway along the Rainier Avenue S corridor this year. SDOT’s contractor expects to begin work next week on the first section, between S Walden Street and S Alaska Street, and complete the work by the end of August. The improvements include new pavement, upgraded curb ramps, repaired sidewalks, and some new storm drainage infrastructure.
Crews will work primarily on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., although some work will be done on the weekends when Metro trolley wires can be deactivated. (Weekend work will be announced as it is scheduled.) Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the duration of the work; however, turn pockets will be provided at key locations and uniformed police officers will be on site to help keep traffic moving.
The 2011 Rainier Avenue S Corridor Paving Project will include repaving two sections of Rainier Avenue S, a large section of 51st Avenue S, and a one block section of S Henderson Street. The project is phased to reduce disruptions and minimize traffic impacts.
For more information, or if you would like to receive regular project updates, please visit SDOT’s website at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_rainier.htm
The project is funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.