November 25th, 2013 by Doree
Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is asking for customer feedback on the Greenwood/Crown Hill Chip Seal Project completed this summer. SDOT chip sealed most roads from North/NW 110th Street to North/NW 85th Street, and from 15th Avenue NW to Greenwood Avenue North.
SDOT says the survey will help it improve outreach for future projects and help develop maintenance strategies for future projects.
Tags: chip seal, roads, SDOT. Seattle Department of Transportation, streets
October 17th, 2013 by Doree
Seattle Department of Transportation crews are sweeping certain streets that were recently chip sealed in Crown Hill and Greenwood.
If No Parking signs have been posted where you normally park, please remove your vehicles to allow for the sweeping. Because this operation cannot be efficiently or safely carried out around parked cars, vehicles found in violation of the parking restrictions must be towed.
Although all of the recently chip sealed streets have been swept, certain streets need additional sweeping due to remaining loose rock on the sides of the street. Temporary “No Parking” signs are being installed to prevent cars from parking in the areas where sweeping is planned. This will allow the mechanical sweepers to sweep the edges of the roadway.
On Friday, October 18, sweeping will be conducted on:
· NW 100th St, between Greenwood Ave N and 3rd Ave NW
· 1st Ave NW, between NW 85th St and NW 100th St
As other locations are identified, parking restrictions will be posted at least 72 hours in advance of the sweeping operation.
If you have any questions or would like additional sweeping on a chip sealed street, please call Susan Almachar, Chip Seal Project Manager, at 206-684-5303, or at email@example.com.
Tags: roads, SDOT, seattle department of transportation, streets
August 7th, 2013 by Doree
Seattle Department of Transportation crews have started resealing about 36 miles of streets throughout Greenwood and Crown Hill. Crews will be working between NW 110th and 85th streets, and 15th Avenue NW and Greenwood Avenue. The work should be complete by Aug. 30, weather permitting.
Renewing the chip-seal surface preserves the condition of the streets, creating a highly skid-resistant surface that prevents water from penetrating the roadway subsurface, thereby limiting damage such as potholes. Approximately 25 percent of Seattle’s residential streets have chip-sealed surfaces. Preparation began this spring when crews repaired cracks and other roadway damage in the streets scheduled for resurfacing.
Chip sealing is cost effective and fast; crews can resurface up to several miles of roadway in a day’s time. SDOT has been chip sealing streets since 1967, converting dirt and gravel non-arterial streets to chip seal in order to cut down on dust and other pollution and improve air quality. Chip-seal surfaces are typically renewed approximately every ten years. Streets in the Crown Hill/Greenwood neighborhood were last chip sealed in 1996.
Notices of upcoming work in the form of door hangers have been distributed to area residents and businesses. “No Parking” signs will be placed on streets in advance. Residents should park out of the area to be resurfaced to prevent the chance of any chip-seal residue getting on their vehicles, and to help SDOT do the work as quickly as possible. Because the chip-seal process involves the application of a fast-drying emulsion into which chipped rocks are compacted, the new surface can be driven on almost immediately. Motorists are asked to limit their speed to ten miles per hour for the first few days following the resurfacing to allow for the rocks to set. Mechanical street sweepers will remove the loose rock within several days following the chip-seal operation. (Sweeping might be postponed during extremely hot weather.)
Typical work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, with traffic restrictions in effect during this time. Some inconvenience can be expected; however, SDOT will make every effort to minimize disruptions. More information is available about this work on SDOT’s website at www.seattle.gov/transportation/chipseal.htm Also, for more information or to provide comments, the public may contact Susan Almachar of SDOT at 206-396-3556.
Tags: construction, roads, SDOT, seattle department of transportation, streets, traffic
November 15th, 2011 by Doree
The city wants to know how you feel about the safety of Seattle streets. You can tell them from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave. NE, as part of its Road Safety Summit. This is the second of three public forums on road safety.
The City of Seattle envisions a transportation system with no traffic fatalities or serious injuries, where all users share responsibility for their safety and that of others they encounter in their travels.
The Road Safety Summit, through…public forums, an online survey, and in-person outreach, is providing a chance for the public to give their input on three questions:
- What do you think are the highest priority safety problems to solve on Seattle roads?
- What do you think are the most important things to do to make Seattle roads safer?
- We often talk about what government can do to promote safety. What are the ways that non-governmental groups and individuals can promote safety?
We have asked a broad cross section of stakeholders — elected officials, experts, roadway users, major employers, advocates, business leaders, and community leaders—to listen to the public and to come up with action items that will address the public’s top road safety concerns.
Working together, we will develop a shared citywide commitment to safety and an action plan that will help us work toward our goal of no traffic fatalities or serious injuries.
The third public forum is next Monday at the Southwest Community Center, and a final Road Safety Summit Meeting is on Dec. 12 at City Hall.
Tags: roads, safety, transit, transportation
August 24th, 2011 by Doree
If you’ll be driving along 85th Street today, take note that traffic near the intersection of 6th Avenue NW is narrowed to one lane in each direction due to utility work. And 6th Avenue NW is blocked off with cones, so no turning off or onto 6th.
Tags: construction, roads, streets, traffic, utilities
March 8th, 2010 by Dale
Thanks to audience feedback, we’re expanding what started out as a graffiti reporting map to now include the opportunity for you to report potholes, burned out streetlights, problems with signs, broken sidewalks and other public infrastructure issues that the city of Seattle says can be fixed in short order.
Report issues to the city using the links and phone numbers you’ll find on the map page. Then tag the map with your report. When the issue is resolved, update it on the map. The aim of this tool is to highlight local issues and the city’s responsiveness in addressing these concerns.
According to the city, it’s their goal to have potholes repaired in two business days, burned out streetlights fixed in 10 business days and graffiti removed from private property in 10 days after the owner has been contacted. The map can be used to see how well the city is doing at meeting those goals.
If you have any feedback on the map, post a comment, or send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re also looking for a more catchy name for this service, so share your ideas.
Tags: community, crime, infrastructure, roads
February 22nd, 2010 by Doree
Just a reminder that the Seattle Department of Transportation will close the right hand, southbound lane of the Aurora Bridge on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day to repair the exterior surface of a bridge column.
So if you’re heading downtown, be prepared for some slowdowns.
Tags: roads, SDOT, traffic
February 19th, 2010 by Doree
The Seattle Department of Transportation will close the right hand, southbound lane of the Aurora Bridge on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day to repair the exterior surface of a bridge column.
So if you’re heading downtown, be prepared for some slowdowns.
Tags: roads, SDOT, traffic
January 29th, 2010 by Doree
Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will close the sidewalk on a portion of Holman Road NW at 8th Avenue NW from Feb. 1-12, so crews can paint the railing on a raised portion of the road.
The sidewalk will be closed 24-hours-a-day. During the first week, the crews will close the northern sidewalk, and then starting February 8 the crews will close the southern side. Pedestrians will cross Holman Road at 7th Avenue NW and at 13th Avenue NW.
Tags: roads, transportation
August 31st, 2009 by Doree
Seattle Department of Transportation tells us that the westbound lanes of 85th St. at the Greenwood Avenue intersection are back open today, after the road was repaired following a water main break that flooded the intersection three weeks ago.
Marybeth Turner says the road crew had a little finishing work to do this morning before reopening the lanes, but that traffic is now flowing in all directions.
We haven’t had a chance to drive through there yet today, so please tell us how the road looks and feels.
Tags: construction, roads, traffic
August 20th, 2009 by Dale
We’ve got an update to our earlier post on this: On Monday, the Seattle Department of Transportation will start repaving North 85th Street just west of Greenwood Avenue where a water main break damaged the road.
Westbound North 85th will be closed and eastbound 85th will be restricted to one lane during the work.
Look here for pictures of what it looked like during the break.
Starting at 9 a.m., Monday, westbound traffic on North 85th will be detoured left onto Greenwood Avenue, then right onto 80th and right again on NW 3rd Avenue before returning to 85th.
Officers will be on hand to direct traffic. Northbound traffic on Greenwood is already prohibited from turning left onto 85th and that will continue to be the case during the repaving.
Marybeth Turner at SDOT says drivers should expect delays and be advised to use alternate routes. Sidewalks will remain open.
Tags: Add new tag, roads, utilities, water main break
August 18th, 2009 by Dale
Westbound 85th Street is still down to one lane just west of the intersection with Greenwood Avenue, due to the hole left over from last week’s water main break.
It’s creating quite the backup.
We’ve got a call in to the Seattle Department of Transportation to find out when this piece of road is slated to be fixed.
Tags: roads, traffic