Construction starts Monday, June 18, on the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) project to redevelop Linden Avenue North between North 128th and North 145th streets. Crews begin in the work zone bound by North 141st and N 135th streets and expect to have that section completed by late summer. The work requires closure of the southbound lane of Linden Avenue North along that stretch. Traffic will be detoured as follows:
- North 143rd Street to Aurora Avenue North to North 135th Street to Linden Avenue North.
- North 143rd Street to Greenwood Avenue North to North 130th Street to Linden Avenue North.
Bicyclists using Linden Avenue North may want to utilize sidewalks. When on Linden Avenue North use caution, reduce speeds and expect:
- Grooved pavement and loose asphalt
- Bicyclists will merge and share lane with vehicles
- Raised utility casting and man holes in the street
- Increased construction truck traffic
During this work there will be parking and loading restrictions as well as periodic cross-street and driveway interruptions. Local access will be maintained. Sidewalks and crosswalks may be closed at times with alternate routes provided and access to businesses and residences maintained.
The $12.1 million dollar Linden Avenue North Complete Street Project is funded in part by Bridging the Gap, the voter-supported transportation levy, and was launched from a grass roots effort to get design dollars added to the City’s budget. This project is scheduled to be completed in spring of 2013.
For more information on the Linden Avenue North Complete Street Project, visit SDOT’s project website, http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/linden.htm.
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