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Progress report on 15th Ave NE reconstruction

June 14th, 2011 by master

Work is moving along on the reconstruction of 15th Ave NE. The stretch of the project between NE 50th St and NE 55th Streeet will begin the week of June 20th. Meanwhile this Saturday (6/18), traffic on 15th Ave will be detoured in both directions between NE 45th and Ravenna. Between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., buses normally traveling on 15th Ave NE between NE 45th and Ravenna will be rerouted to University Way. You can track the latest on the project here.

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15th Ave NE construction update

February 6th, 2011 by master

This month, crews will continue to work between NE Pacific St and NE 45th St to reconstruct the roadway. Look for the southbound curb lane to be completed between NE 43rd St and NE 45th St and progress on additional lanes between NE Pacific St and NE 45th Street.

SDOT photo

Work activities in February will include:

·         Completion of both southbound lanes between NE Pacific St and NE 45th St

·         Demolition of existing roadway and reconstruction of new concrete pavement on additional lanes between NE Pacific & NE 45th St

·         Sidewalk replacement in areas along the west side of 15th Ave NE between NE Pacific St and NE 45th St

·         Installation of new electrical conduit behind the curbs

You can track the project here.

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New details on 15th Ave NE reconstruction project

November 16th, 2010 by master

We’re getting some new information on the major repaving project of 15th Ave NE that gets underway in January.  SDOT will rebuild 15th Ave NE between NE Pacific and NE 50th with new concrete pavement. It will also resurface the roadway between NE 50th and NE 55th streets. The project will feature new curb ramps, wider sidewalks at bus zones, a new marked crosswalk at NE 41st Street, and a new northbound left turn lane at NE 42nd.

Starting in December, Puget Sound Energy will relocate gas lines along 15th Avenue NE in advance of the project. The work will occur in the southbound travel lanes between NE 40th Street and NE Pacific Street, and between NE 43rd Street and NE 42nd Street.

SDOT has also just awarded the construction contract to Gary Merlino Construction, the lowest bidder.  The company recently finished similar reconstruction projects in downtown Seattle.

Finally, SDOT is inviting the neighborhood to attend an open house to learn more about the project.  It takes place December 8 from 4pm to 7pm at the University Heights Community Center.  You can also track the project here.

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Paving over problems on 15th Ave NE

May 3rd, 2010 by master

There’s good news for everyone who uses 15th Ave. NE in the U-District.  Our news partners at the Seattle Times report the road is scheduled to be repaved next year. 

The street view image from Google shows some of the pavement issues on 15th between NE 50th Street and Pacific Street.  Until the paving begins, SDOT says it will have to rely on its pothole patrol.

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