July 26th, 2011 by Thea
Commuters should expect even more lane restrictions along Dexter Ave N on Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28 of this week – SDOT and its contractor will be repaving the construction ridden thoroughfare between McGraw Street and Garfield on both days, weather permitting.
Crews will begin paving work at 7 a.m. on Wednesday on the west side of McGraw Street, moving south as work progresses. Work should conclude by 5 p.m. each day. From SDOT:
Shortly after paving is complete, temporary traffic markings and striping will be applied.
During working hours one lane in each direction will be maintained. There may be times when traffic will be reduced to one lane for both directions with flaggers at either end. Parking and loading zone restrictions will be in place near the work zone and its approaches. Pedestrian access will be maintained.
Also on July 27, Dexter Way North between State Route 99 and Dexter Avenue North will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This project is funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.
To learn more about the Dexter repaving project, check out SDOT’s project website.
Tags: commuting, construction, delays, Dexter Ave N, lane closures, repaving, SDOT
May 17th, 2011 by Thea
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) completed the repaving of Dexter Ave N between Fremont and 4th Ave N and McGraw Street on Friday, but construction along the thoroughfare is not quite over yet. A contractor working with SDOT will be continuing construction on bus islands and installing new traffic markers, including buffered bike lanes, along Dexter over the next two weeks in order to stay on track with completing this phase of the project by the end of May.
The second phase of the project, which stretches from McGraw Street to Garfield Street, is scheduled to begin next week and to be completed in early August. From SDOT:
Crews will start with installing an underground storm water detention pipe near Garfield Street and a bio-retention / “rain garden” near Crockett Street. Other work includes repaving the roadway, installing bus islands, adding a buffered bike lane, and making pedestrian improvements. During this second phase of the project, Garfield Street will be closed for seven days between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
SDOT says drivers should expect lane closures and on-street parking restrictions along Dexter Ave N during this period, though some of the work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled or adjusted as the project progresses. To learn more about the Dexter repaving project, check out SDOT’s project website.
Tags: bike lanes, bus islands, commuting, construction, Dexter Ave N, Dexter repaving, rechannelization, repaving, SDOT, traffic
May 9th, 2011 by Thea
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has rescheduled road work to lay new asphalt along Dexter Ave N for this week, on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11, weather permitting. From SDOT:
Traffic will be limited to one travel lane in each direction from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. On-street parking will be restricted. Drivers should expect additional traffic congestion and delays and are advised to consider using alternate routes. Uniformed police officers will be present to keep traffic moving at the intersection of Westlake Avenue N and Dexter Avenue N. Bicyclists will merge and share the lanes with vehicles on Dexter or they may use the sidewalks or alternate routes.
After repaving, SDOT will install new bus islands, a buffered bike lane, and new traffic markings and street channelization, as part of an ongoing effort to improve traffic congestion caused by car, bus and bicyclist overlaps along Dexter Ave N.
The repaving phase of the project is expected to be completed in early May. The entire project, which will extend from Fremont Avenue North to Roy Street, will be completed in September of this year. Read more about the project at the Dexter Paving website.
Tags: bicycle lanes, bus routes, channelization, congestion, Dexter Ave N, paving, repaving, road work, SDOT, Seattle Department of Transportation, traffic
April 21st, 2011 by Thea
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) began pulling up the pavement along Dexter Ave N between Fremont Ave N and McGraw Street last week, and now it’s time to repave. SDOT crews are planning to lay new asphalt along the stretch of Dexter that marks the eastern edge of Queen Anne hill on Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26, weather permitting. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on those days, and on-street parking will be limited in the construction zone. From SDOT:
Drivers should expect additional traffic congestion and delays and are advised to consider using alternate routes. Uniformed police officers will be present to keep traffic moving at the intersection of Westlake Avenue N and Dexter Avenue N. Bicyclists will merge and share the lanes with vehicles on Dexter or they may use the sidewalks or alternate routes.
The repaving of Dexter is one piece of a multi-part plan intended to help ease traffic congestion caused by car, bus and bicyclist overlaps along the thoroughfare. After the paving is completed, crews will install bus islands, a buffered bike lane, and apply new traffic markings and street channelization along the road. This phase of the work is expected to be complete by early May. The entire project, which will extend from Fremont Ave N to Roy Street, will be completed in September of this year.
For more information on this project, check SDOT’s Dexter Paving project page.
Tags: congestion, Dexter Ave N, Fremont Ave N, lane closures, McGraw Street, repaving, road work, SDOT, traffic
April 12th, 2011 by Sean Keeley
The Seattle Department of Transportation let us know in February about the upcoming changes to Dexter Avenue intended to help ease congestion caused by car, bus and bicyclist overlaps as well as improve the pavement condition by repaving the street.
That work began Monday as SDOT’s contractor began grinding and removing the existing asphalt pavement on Dexter Avenue North between Fremont Avenue N and McGraw Street.
During the work, one travel lane in each direction will be open on Dexter. There will be parking and loading restrictions near the work zone as well as periodic cross-street and driveway interruptions.
Paving will commence in April. Drivers and bicyclists are urged to seek out alternative routes when possible. For more information on this project, visit the SDOT web site.
Tags: Dexter Ave N, Fremont Ave N, lane closures, McGraw Street, repaving, SDOT, traffic
June 24th, 2010 by Thea
The Seattle Department of Transportation has proposed improvements to the stretch of Dexter Ave N between Mercer and Nickerson that it says are “designed to benefit everyone who uses the street, including commuters, truck drivers, bus passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.”
The project would include:
- Repaving Dexter Ave N
- Installing bike lanes on both sides of the street that are separated from vehicle traffic by a parking lane
- Removing the two-way left turn lane
- Providing dedicated left-turn lanes at busy intersections
- Providing dedicated load zones for businesses that need them
- Providing in-lane bus stops to improve transit speed and reliability
- Installing dedicated bus islands
SDOT will be holding an open house regarding the plan from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29 in Conference Room A at the Seattle Center’s Center House.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, public comments may be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 206-684-7583.
The project, if approved, would be funding Seattle’s Bridging the Gap Levy.
Tags: "road diet", bicyclists, Bridging the Gap, Dexter Ave N, open house, pedestrians, public meeting, repaving, SDOT