Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Street CONSTRUCTION nearby!!!!

RantWoman is reprinting email verbatim to make it easier to find.
RantWoman will also do the infomediary thing and pull out some key points to post at the Friendly Neighborhood Center for Extreme Computing and some other locations near where RantWoman lives.
Time to get prepared for major traffic changes starting June 8
The countdown to construction continues! Starting at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, June 8, travelers in the Central Area can expect major traffic changes as crews start rebuilding 23rd Avenue and replacing the water main. Construction will start in Zone A, between S Jackson and E Cherry streets, and is expected to last in this zone for approximately 8 months.
Traffic changes will include:
  • All northbound traffic on 23rd Avenue detoured to Martin Luther King Jr Way
  • Southbound traffic reduced to one lane (except at key intersections)
  • Changes to transit service and stop locations
  • Restricted access to side streets adjacent to 23rd Avenue
  • Partial or full weekend closures of key intersections
While construction is underway, commuters and neighbors can expect longer travel times in the area—especially during the first few weeks after the detour starts. To help manage traffic and keep people safe, there will be Uniformed Police Officers stationed at multiple locations on 23rd Avenue and along the detour route.
Drivers will also notice additional signage throughout the area, some left turn restrictions, and changes to signals to maximize movement through major intersections. We encourage commuters and neighbors to use the signed detour route or other arterials, and to avoid cutting through neighborhood streets.
Upcoming construction activities
  • This week, crews are installing a rectangular flashing beacon at the intersection of 25th Avenue and E Cherry Street as part of the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway. Access south on 25th Avenue at E Cherry Street will be temporarily detoured to 26th Avenue.
  • During the week of June 8, crews will start storm drain, water main and survey work, and being installing the foundations for new light poles.
  • Over the weekends of June 12-15 and June 19-22, westbound travel through the 23rd Avenue and S Jackson Street intersection will be prohibited while crews begin replacing the water main. Learn more about the work, detours and how to access businesses in this area by reading the latest construction notice.
  • During the week of June 15, crews will begin removing trees marked for removal in Zone A. We are only removing those trees that are in poor health, are currently buckling the sidewalk, or reside in a location that conflicts with project plans to build ADA-compliant sidewalks. For each tree that is removed, two new trees will be planted (closer to construction completion).
Community drop-in session
Thanks to all who came out to our first community drop-in session on May 18. In case you missed it, we talked with neighbors about construction, answered questions and shared the latest information about King County Metro route changes and detours during construction.
Mark your calendars for our June drop-in session!
Monday, June 15, 2015 | *New time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM*
Garfield Community Center - Key Project Room
2323 E Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98122
For more information
Call the project hotline: 206-727-8857
If you need this information translated, or to request an interpreter, please call 206-727-8857.
23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project
The purpose of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project is to improve safety and mobility for people who drive, walk, bike and take transit in the Central Area. Phase 1 of the project includes modifying 23rd Avenue from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane. This phase of work also includes replacing the water main, installing new pavement, sidewalk improvements, traffic signal improvements, lighting improvements and public art. Click here to view the project fact sheet. Construction will start in Zone A, between S Jackson and E Cherry streets, and is expected to last for about 8 months. The Phase 1 project to improve safety and mobility between S Jackson and E John streets is expected to be complete by early 2017.

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