Tag Archives: 2011 paving

Times: Burke-Gilman project way over budget

Not only is the large reconstruction of the Burke-Gilman Trail north of Seattle behind schedule, but costs have almost doubled, the Seattle Times reports. Originally budgeted at $2.7 million, the King County Council approved an additional $2.2 million to complete the … Continue reading

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Heavy work on W Thomas St overpass gets underway

After a short weather delay, heavy lifting on the W Thomas St overpass is underway. Crews have started installing large girders that will stretch from Lower Queen Anne to Myrtle Edwards Park on Elliott Bay. The construction requires road closures … Continue reading

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City repaving Fremont Ave N this week

A little advisory from SDOT for all you Fremont Ave N users (and I know there’s a whole lot of you): The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will undertake the following roadway work on Fremont Avenue N, from N 38th … Continue reading

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Ballard paving updates: 20th Ave bike lanes in + slightly improved Missing Link

SDOT’s been busy out there as we hit the peak of the 2011 paving season (the greatest season of all). Here are a few updates from Ballard. I also noticed spray paint markings on N 65th St near Green Lake … Continue reading

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N 34th St in Fremont will be closed tonight

Fremont Bridge users, note that N 34th St will be closed tonight (August 1) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews lay down new pavement. Be prepared to find a different way to and from the Fremont Bridge.

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Recently-fixed Burke-Gilman crossing in Frelard widened

A little more width has been added to the recently-fixed railroad crossing on the Burke-Gilman near NW 41st St in Frelard (between Fremont and Ballard). The changed crossing makes two sharp turns in order to cross the tracks at a … Continue reading

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New Alaskan Way trail provides safer route south of downtown

No more following slow-moving, stressful Alaskan Way detours full of cars. No more confusing signage that almost leads you onto a Highway 99 on-ramp. No more getting stuck waiting for a train. WSDOT has opened a new multi-use trail between … Continue reading

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Bike box and new pavement coming to 34th Ave N in Fremont

34th Ave N is getting some much-needed work, including a repaved surface and what could be the city’s most useful bike box yet. The street is a major connection between the Fremont Bridge and the Burke-Gilman Trail, two of the … Continue reading

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Heavy work to start again on Dexter July 7

If the lure of wide buffered bike lanes for part of the street has gotten you back in the habit of riding on Dexter Ave, get ready to change your routine again. SDOT is going to start removing pavement for … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman section closed Friday for rubber mat fix

A section of the Burke-Gilman Trail will be closed tomorrow while SDOT and the Ballard Terminal Railroad fix the problematic rubber crossing near NW 41st St. Trail users will be detoured onto 6th Ave NW during the work. As we … Continue reading

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New bike route will connect Cherry St downtown to Broadway

SDOT is moving forward with plans to create a bike route to connect Broadway and Capitol Hill to downtown via Cherry St. Today, First Hill is something of a black hole of bike routes in the city’s center, and the … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman detour alternatives (that don’t include driving) – UPDATED

Following the release of the official Burke-Gilman Trail detour between Log Boom Park and the Seattle border, even King County said not to take it. The closure is scheduled to start tomorrow (June 15) and will not be open for … Continue reading

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S Columbian Way project to calm traffic, connect Beacon Hill and Columbia City

SDOT repaved and redesigned S Columbian Way between 15th Ave S and Beacon Ave S last year, and the interim results are promising: •    Traffic volume up 15-20% •    No change in number of collisions •    85th percentile speed down … Continue reading

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Large Burke-Gilman closure starts June 15, county and state say take a bus or drive – UPDATED

If you have been in denial about the upcoming closure of the Burke-Gilman Trail from the Seattle city limits all the way to Log Boom Park in Kenmore, it’s soul-searching time. The closure is real, and it starts June 15. … Continue reading

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Dexter paving two weeks behind schedule, but ready to Bike to Work Day

Due to rainy and cold weather, Dexter Ave N construction is running about two weeks behind schedule. However, the contractor still expects to complete the project by October. As Bike to Work Day nears (Friday), the first phase of Dexter … Continue reading

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Meetings tonight to discuss Ballard and Green Lake bike lanes

This is late notice again (sorry!), but SDOT will be at two separate meetings at 7 p.m. tonight (May 11) to discuss projects on 20th Ave NW in Ballard and N/NE 65th St in Green Lake. Green Lake SDOT representatives … Continue reading

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Contraflow bike lane installed in International District

SDOT has installed a contraflow bike lane and “cross-bike” on 6th Ave S between Dearborn and Seattle Blvd S (AKA Airport Way S). Until this project, cyclists trying to access Airport Way S or 6th Ave S from just about … Continue reading

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Freight group upset that city cares about bike safety

There are these wonderful moments where opponents to bicycle projects just come right out and say what they mean. It’s refreshing to hear a group’s arguments against lanes without them being distorted into, say, an Orwellian desire to “protect” cyclists … Continue reading

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SDOT recommends NE 125th changes

Pending approval by Mayor McGinn, SDOT is moving forward with plans to redesign NE 125th St to include a center left turn lane, bike lanes and improved pedestrian crossings. The proposed changes between Roosevelt and 28th Ave NE met with … Continue reading

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Final Linden Ave N open house April 6

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 … Continue reading

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