The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is making street and sidewalk improvements on Airport Way South between South Lucille Street and South Hardy Street, with construction beginning July 25. Crews are mobilizing now to prepare the work zone. Typical work hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Near work zones a minimum of one lane in each direction will be maintained. Expect some left turn restrictions. Parking and loading zone restrictions will be in place near the work zone and its approaches, with adjustments made as possible. There will also be short-term driveway closures and pedestrian detours. Weekend night work may also be scheduled with advance notice and some elements of the work that are weather dependent may take place the spring/summer of 2012. Access to all businesses will be maintained.
This Airport Way South paving project will:
• Overlay the roadway with a new asphalt surface
• Repair damaged sections of the roadway base
• Install concrete street panels at bus stops
• Repair sections of sidewalk, install curb bulbs, and upgrade curb ramps
• Make minor drainage improvements
The Airport paving work is part of the project to rehabilitate the Airport Viaduct over Argo Bridge. The bridge is expected to be closed in late August or early September for up to 14 months to complete the rehabilitation. For more information on the bridge work visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bridgerehab_airportargo.htm
This work is funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.
contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114