Wednesday, July 8, 2015

23rd Avenue Construction News

Full intersection closure at S Jackson Street and 23rd Avenue S this weekend
This weekend, crews will begin demolition and paving work at the intersection of S Jackson Street and 23rd Avenue S to build the new roadway. Work will begin as early as 8 PM on Friday, July 10, with a full intersection closure starting at 9 PM after the bus trolley wires have been de-energized. Work will continue until 6 AM on Monday, July 13.
Neighbors can expect around-the-clock construction, detours, noise, dust and vibration as crews dump and haul away demolished concrete and start rebuilding the street. Read the latest construction notice to learn more about the work and detours.

Businesses are open during this work and we encourage the community to continue showing support throughout construction. Customers can continue to access businesses on foot, as pedestrian access will be maintained, or by car, by entering the local access areas. 
Additional weekend work is planned for July 17-20 at the E Yesler Way intersection and July 24-27 at the S Jackson Street intersection. Stay tuned for additional details.

Signal timing adjustments
Over the past few weeks, we’ve received questions from the community about traffic signal adjustments along the detour route. During the weeks of June 15 and June 22, our signal technicians made traffic signal adjustments based on the traffic patterns that developed after the first two weeks of construction.
So far these changes have helped manage traffic back-ups on intersecting arterials, though congestion still occurs during peak hours, as it did before construction began. At the start of every construction project, it is an iterative effort to adjust signals or implement other traffic changes, so we appreciate your patience. Please continue to reach out to us with your questions and observations!
July community drop-in session
Each month throughout construction, SDOT is hosting a drop-in session to answer questions and discuss the project with community members. If you have questions about the project or construction impacts, we hope you join us for our next drop-in session on July 22. 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Garfield Community Center, Computer Lab 
2323 E Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98122

For more information

Call the 24-hour 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. Phase 1 of the project includes modifying 23rd Avenue between E John Street and S Jackson Street 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 started in Zone A, between S Jackson and E Cherry streets, and will proceed into the other two zones. Work in Zone A started on June 8 and is expected to last for about eight months. All Phase 1 construction is expected to be complete by early 2017.

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