Update: Arbor Heights Safe Routes

We’re in our final stretch of construction work on the Arbor Heights Safe Routes to School project!

 

This week along 35th Ave SW, the team:

  • Completed pouring concrete for sidewalks on W side, SW 100th to SW 104th streets.
  • Completed asphalt paving along the curb on the E side ,SW 100th to SW 102nd streets.
  • Installed temporary roadway markings.

 

Next week along 35th Ave SW, crews will:

  • Complete pouring concrete at curb corners and build ADA-compliant curb ramps on W side  (Please note: this work was pushed back to next week due to limited concrete availability this week)
  • Begin demolishing and pouring concrete at curb corners and build ADA-compliant curb ramps on E side
  • Open up sidewalks early in the week, as they are completed/cured. *Please use sidewalk across the street during curb ramp construction.

 

What you can expect:

August 20 | Intermittent brief closures (NE & SE curb corners demo/rebuilds)

Closure

  • E35th Ave SW and SW 100th – EB travel through the intersection.

 

Note: Vehicles will still be able to travel WB on SW 100th St to access Marine View Dr SW.

 

August 20-24 | 7 AM – 5 PM

Closure

  • 35th Ave SW will be fully closed between SW 100th and SW 106th streets during work hours.

 

Note: 35th Ave SW will reopen at the end of each work day, and remains open during the weekend.

 

Thank you for your understanding as project work continues!

Sand Point Way NE lane reductions | Aug. 22, 28, 29

Urban Forestry Landscape Crews will be weeding and mulching medians along Sand Point Way NE, next week.

 

What you can expect:

August 22, 28, and 29 | 7:30 AM – 3 PM

Closures

  • Inside lane of NB Sand Point Way NE, NE 65th St to Princeton Ave NE.
  • Inside SB lane closure along that stretch, closer to 9 AM.

 

Questions?

Contact our Urban Forestry team at seattle.trees@seattle.gov, or visit their web site for more on their work.

 

Thank you for your patience as we work to maintain Seattle roadways!

 

What’s Moving Seattle | This Week

Jack White kicks it off in Seattle this week, later followed by Hemp Fest, Hot Sauce, and Halestorm; Oh My! Get in the moment with one of these action options–and act with an informed travel plan (a.k.a. construction aware).

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 13

Featured image by CenturyLink Field | bit.ly/2B3yWM9

Jack White concert: At WaMu Theater.  8 PM – 11 PM.  Doors open at 7 PM.  Estimated attendance: 7,000.

Denny Substation project work has travel impacts to be aware of starting today, through Sunday:

  • August 13 – 15,  7 AM – 3 PMPontius Ave N fully closed, between Republican and John streets, to complete pavement markings.
  • August 13 – 17,  24/7Thomas St will be closed, between Terry and Westlake avenues north, for full roadway restoration.
  • August 13 – 17,  7AM – 3PMThomas St will be fully closed, between Pontius and Fairview avenues north, to complete pavement markings.
  • August 15 – 17, 7AM – 3PMMinor Ave N will be fully closed, between Republican and John streets, to complete pavement markings.
  • August 18 – 19, 9 AM – 7 PMRepublican St will be closed, between Fairview and Minor avenues north, for duct bank installation.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

Featured image by Pike Place Market Foundation | pikeplacemarketfoundation.org/events

Seattle Gift Show: At Washington State Convention Center.  Show hours: 9 AM to 5 PM.  Estimated attendance: 6,000.

Hempfest: 27th annual cannabis festival at Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks on Seattle’s waterfront.  Festival hours are 12 PM – 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 30,000.

Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market: Annual dinner at the Pike Place Market to benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation.  Event hours are 7 PM to 11 PM.  Pike Place will close at 8 AM Friday morning.  Estimated attendance: 1,600.

Seattle Mariners vs. LA Dodgers: At Safeco Field.  First Pitch: 7:10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 40,000.

Halestorm + In This Moment concert: At WaMu Theater.  8 PM – 11 PM.  Doors open at 7 PM.  Estimated attendance: 7,000.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

Featured image by The World is Fun | www.theworldisfun.org

Seattle Gift Show: At Washington State Convention Center.  Show hours: 9 AM to 5 PM.  Estimated attendance: 6,000.

Hempfest: 27th annual cannabis festival at Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks on Seattle’s waterfront.  Festival hours are 10 AM – 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 30,000.

Big Day of Play: Free event presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation.  At Rainier Community Center and Playfields.  Event hours are 11 AM to 5 PM.  Estimated attendance: 2,600.

Hot Sauce Fest: Free event at Ballard Commons Park features the best hot sauces, food trucks and entertainment.  Event hours are 11 AM to 10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 2,150.

Boogie Up the Block: Free all-day urban arts event in Seattle’s Central District.  Event will close E. Fir St. between 12th Ave. and 14th Ave.  Event hours are 12 PM to 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 300.

Washington Beer BBQ: At SLU Discovery Center.  Event hours are 12 PM to 6 PM.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy: At CenturyLink Field.  1 PM – 3 PM.  Estimated attendance: 35,000.

Mercer x Summit Block Party: Free all ages music and art event on Summit Ave. between Mercer and Roy St.  Event hours are 1 PM to 11 PM.  Estimated attendance: 875.

Liberty or Death – Rally Against Left Wing Violence: Rally at Seattle City Hall.  3 PM – 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 3,000.

Belltown Block Party: Event will close 2nd Ave. between Blanchard and Lenora Streets.  5 PM – 2 AM.  Estimated attendance: 730.

Seattle Mariners vs. LA Dodgers: At Safeco Field.  First Pitch: 7:10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 43,000.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

Featured image by Hempfest | www.hempfest.org

Seattle Gift Show: At Washington State Convention Center.  Show hours: 9 AM to 5 PM.  Estimated attendance: 6,000.

Viking Dash 5K, 10K, 15K: At Magnuson Park.  Event hours: 9:30 AM to 12 PM.  Estimated attendance: 350.

Hempfest: 27th annual cannabis festival at Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks on Seattle’s waterfront.  Festival hours are 10 AM – 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 30,000.

Seattle Mariners vs. LA Dodgers: At Safeco Field.  First Pitch: 1:10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 40,000.

 

More Travel Details…

  • August 17 – 19, 24/72nd Ave will be reduced to 2 lanes, from Pike to Union streets, for roadway reconstruction.
  • August 17 – 31, 24/7 | NB 1st Ave S will be closed, from S Washington to Cherry streets, for utility relocation.
  • August 18 – 19, 9 AM – 5 PM | 5th Ave will be closed, between Union and University streets, for construction involving crane work.
  • August 18 – 19, 24/7 | 35th Ave NE will be fully closed, from NE 45th to NE 55th streets, for paving work.

 

Sneak Peak @ Next Week…

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros at Safeco Field:

  • August 20, 7:10 PM – 10 PM
  • August 21, 7:10 PM – 10 PM
  • August 22, 1:10 PM – 4 PM

The Smashing Pumpkins concert at Key Arena, August 24, 7 PM – 10 PM.

Belltown Crush Block Party Beer and Wine Festival, on Bell St between 4th and 2nd avenues, August 25, 3 PM – 7 PM.

The South Lake Union Night Market will close 9th Ave, John St to Denny Way, August 25, 4 PM – 10 PM.

Seattle Children’s Park to Park Swim, from Matthews Beach to O.O. Denny Park in Kirkland, August 26, 7:30 AM – 11 AM.

Seattle Marathon Summer 5K/10K Race at Seward Park, August 26, 8:30 AM – 12 PM.

Cosmo 7K and 5K run & walk along Alki Beach in West Seattle, August 26, 9:30 AM – 11 AM.

Kawabe SummerFest! on 18th Ave S, August 26, 11 AM – 3 PM.

Celebrate Little Saigon 2018, at 1025 S King Street, August 26, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

 

 

More Info…

The Seattle Special Events Office has a great collection of calendars to keep you in the know. For updated event and advisory info, check out our Weekender Edition at the end of this week! For more details on travel impacts, visit our construction look-ahead and traveler’s map links, or…

 

Contact us!

Email us at construction.coordination@seattle.gov or call 206-684-ROAD (7623).

Information subject to change. Additional construction

Hawthorne Elementary & S Genesee St | Safer connections

REMINDER: S Dakota St & 38th Ave S closure starts today!

As we mentioned in our What’s Moving Seattle | Weekender Edition, the 38th Ave S and S Dakota St intersection is closed for the next 4 weeks for safety improvements. The goal is to have the intersection open by the time school starts at Hawthorne Elementary in early September, though some work may remain to wrap up final details.

 

What you can expect:

Aug 13 – Sept. 5 | 24/7

Closure

  • No traffic allowed through 38th Ave S & S Dakota St intersection, 24/7, for both site work and concrete curing.
  • Possible loading & parking restrictions 7 AM – 5 PM as crews to replace concrete panels and build new curb bulbs.
  • A pedestrian path will be maintained through the intersection for the duration of this closure.

 

Detours

  • Traffic traveling north and south on 38th Ave S will be detoured to Rainier Ave S via S Genesee St and S Andover St.

 

General

Work completed thus far for the Hawthorne Elementary and S Genesee St Safer Community Pedestrian Connections project includes:

  •  Installed curb ramps and roadway panels at 38th Ave S and S Angeline St, and pruned shrubbery
  • Installed curb ramp and improved pedestrian facility at S Snoqualmie St and 42nd Ave S
  • Poured foundations at S Genesee St Cascadia Ave S

 

This project was one of 12 selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through the SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program.

 

Thank you for your patience and continued support!

 

Cooling down hot moving bridges

Dawn breaking on the Ballard Bridge | Photo by David Johnson

 

What do you do when the city experiences three consecutive days of 85+-degree weather?

A. Drink a lot of water

B. Cool off your britches with a pool dunk

C. Cool off moving bridges with a water flush

D. All of the above

 

Admittedly, any of these answers is right – though our Roadway Structures bridge crews focus on “C”. That’s because temperature changes cause steel and concrete to expand and contract, a potential problem for bridges that open and close for passage of marine vessels. Too much expansion can create pinch points, where bridge sections can rub – and therein lies the rub, and reason for the flushing.

 

With this week’s high temps, the cooling truck (like a calming goat, only different) was out Thursday, at all three Ship Canal bridges – University, Ballard, and Fremont – consecutively. The water flushing operations are scheduled when Seattle experiences 2 – 3 consecutive days of at least 85-degree heat. Lucky for us, it didn’t get as hot as THIS looks…

2011 Google Earth Visual | Discover Magazine | blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2011

 

Thanks to everyone for your patience during those 5-10-minute bridge closures! If temps creep up again, expect to see moving bridge gates down, just briefly, for that cooling/flushing truck and our team to work some misty magic!

SDOT Roadway Structures crews using the bridge cooling truck.