Road & Trail News: work to begin on Sand Point Way NE

Work to install a 60-inch diameter casing under Sand Point Way NE will begin on Thursday, June 20.  

This work will require the north bound lanes of Sand Point Way NE to be closed between NE 60th St and NE 64th St for an estimated three months.

The current southbound lanes will be revised to allow traffic on one lane each direction during the closure. Motorists should expect traffic delays.

In order to expedite the work and minimize traffic and construction impacts to the public, crews will be working six days a week during the closure. Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the city has started a major repaving project on Northeast 125th Street, Roosevelt Way Northeast and Sandpoint Way Northeast to improve nearly five miles of road stretching from I-5 to near Magnuson Park.

The project includes improvements for drivers, transit riders, freight and cyclists. To improve the pedestrian experience and meet current accessibility standards, 85 curb ramps will also be updated or installed through the work. Two new bus shelters will be constructed and three bio-retention structures will be added to help with stormwater management. The $3 million project is funded primarily by the Bridging the Gap transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006, along with $1 million in federal funds secured by SDOT.

Anne-Marije Rook
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