The 2011 paving season continues with the final Linden Ave N complete streets project open house next week. The project would create a two-way cycle track on Linden Ave N that would connect the Interurban Trail to Seattle’s north border and the start of Shoreline’s stretch of the Interurban.
Crews are already out spray painting and taking soil samples to ready the project. While only about 2,000 vehicles use the road each day, it is uncontrolled, wide and sections have no sidewalks. The stretch passes Bitter Lake, the community center, housing developments and senior housing. It connects many residential buildings to the grocery store.
The open house will be a chance to check out and comment on the final plans.
If you haven’t already seen them, you soon will see crews from telephone and other private utility companies on Linden Ave N locating (making paint marks on the ground or pavement) to indicate the location of where many of the underground utilities are buried. This step is necessary so that the engineers can add these details to the design plans as they work towards developing more detailed construction documents for the street redevelopment.In addition to locating underground utilities, you will see crews taking a limited number of soil samples, and survey crews out gathering additional information, as well as private utility companies (like cable) digging and then refilling small holes (pot holing) as they work to determine the depth of their cables. All this is good news.
Save This Date: April 6, 2011, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
Our next project event will be our final Design Open House which is scheduled for April 6, 2011 at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Avenue North, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
The Open House will provide an update on the design effort and allow the community to review and comment on the design plans.