Gardeners from the Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry section will begin maintenance work on the Sand Point Way Northeast median beginning tomorrow, Sept. 16 and expect to complete the work by the end of October. They will prune plants, pull weeds and apply mulch.
To enable the crews to work safely, they will close the inside lanes next to the median. They will close the northbound, inside lane from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the southbound inside lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The crews will avoid closing lanes on the first day of school for the University of Washington and other days when they anticipate a significant increase in traffic.
There are approximately 123 acres of landscaped public right of way and tree pits throughout Seattle, and 12 landscape gardeners to care for them. The number one priority is ensuring these areas remain safe and provide accessibility as they were designed.