Gardeners from the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry section started maintenance work on the Sand Point Way median yesterday, Sept. 16. Today the crews will be out on the second median from the south, working north. They will prune plants, pull weeds and apply mulch.
Crews will not work over the weekend but you can expect to see them again on Monday, Sept. 22 and Tuesday, Sept. 23. To enable the crews to work safely, the inside lanes next to the median are closed. The northbound inside lane is closed 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 Sept. 24, the first day of school for the University of Washington. Crews will be sensitive to the southbound slow lane construction and adjust as needed to accommodate traffic volumes due to the beginning of school.
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.
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