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First Hill StreetCar Construction

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Lane restrictions and pedestrian detours– Drivers should expect lane closures on weekdays and full intersection closures on weekends. 

  • Bicyclist and pedestrian detours -  access to businesses and residences will be maintained, however, during certain times crosswalks and/or sidewalks will be closed.  Near work zones there will be times when bicyclist will be required to merge with traffic or directed to utilize alternate routes.

  • Parking and loading restrictions- Long-term parking and loading zone restrictions will be required in and around the work site(s).  There will also be short-term driveway closures along the primary construction streets.  Advance notice will be provided for any upcoming driveway restrictions.

  • Bus stop closures and closuresBus service will be maintained within the project area.  During certain times specific bus stops will be closed or relocated.  During the weekend when intersections are closured if it is not possible to flag them through work zones buses will be detoured.  King County Metro will provide advance notice to riders of any bus stop relocations or closures.

  • Short-term utility interruptions– Some buildings adjacent to the streetcar route can expect up to three short-term interruptions to their water service during construction in locations where water lines are being replaced. SPU will provide formal notification to customers and coordinate the best time for outages with affected residents, businesses, and institutions. 

  • Additional noise, dust and truck activity

 

Nighttime and weekend work – Typical weekday work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., substantial work will be performed during night and early morning hours and on weekends. This is being done to reduce traffic impacts during peak hours and minimize the impact to transit operations.  Advance notice will be provided to adjacent properties.

As part of the nighttime work the City has placed a number of conditions on the contractor that are intended to reduce the overall impacts of the construction to surrounding businesses and residence.  Mitigation measures include:

  • Not allowing trucks to idle longer than several minutes
  • Prohibiting pure tone backup-warning devices after 10:00 p.m.
  • Requiring the use of radios for long range communication
  • Prohibiting the use of saw cutting equipment or jack hammers between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

 

 

 


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