This weekend the intersection of Greenwood Avenue N and N 85th Street will be closed for paving activities from Friday night to Saturday night (May 11-12). Work this weekend is being done in order to meet the May 15 completion deadline for Phase 2 (8th Ave NW to Greenwood Ave N). The intersection will be closed to traffic in all directions from 8 p.m. Friday through 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The contractor will work continuously for 24 hours after the end of the Phinneywood Art Walk on Friday night through Saturday evening. In response to community concerns, the contractor will delay setting up the detour on Friday to 8 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. to minimize impacts to the Art Walk which ends at 9 p.m. Drivers leaving the Art Walk will be able to leave the site after the detour is implemented.
Construction workers will be on site early; however, they will not start work until 9 p.m. on Friday. Local access to businesses and residences will be provided. Eastbound detours on N/NW 85th Street will remain in effect between 8th Avenue NW and Greenwood Ave N. Drivers should expect congestion, allow extra time and follow clearly marked detour routes to avoid shortcuts through neighborhood streets.
In order to complete the road work while accommodating the Art Walk, the contractor will ensure that pedestrian pathways are clearly marked and access is maintained to all adjacent businesses. Flaggers, uniformed police officers, and other project personnel will be available to monitor the construction impacts and ensure pedestrian mobility is maintained.
Some Metro bus routes will be affected by this work. Look for Rider Alert notices at the bus stops, see reroute information on Metro Online www.kingcounty.gov/metro or call (206) 553-3000.
Within the next few weeks there will be a new road without detours on N/NW 85th Street between 15th Avenue NW and Greenwood Avenue N, and within one month Greenwood Avenue N paving will be completed.
These improvements are funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative approved by Seattle voters in 2006.
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