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Friday, June 10, 2011
Kris Olsen, Communications, 206-440-4475 (Shoreline)
Hien Trinh, Project Engineer, 425-956-2153 (Bellevue)
KENT – A busy stretch of State Route 515 in Kent will get a facelift this summer when crews repave the road and improve sidewalk ramps.
Contractor crews will grind and repave a cracked and rutted 1.3-mile stretch of northbound SR 515 from State Route 516 to Southeast 235th Street. Crews will also rebuild 30 sidewalk ramps to bring them up to current standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“When the work is done, drivers will notice a smoother ride,” said Project Engineer Hien Trinh. “Because we’re also updating the sidewalk ramps, it will make it easier for people to get on and off the sidewalks.”
Work begins on Monday, June 13. Crews will work at night to minimize disruptions to local neighborhoods and businesses. Lane closures are planned for weeknights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Drivers should expect some minor delays through the work zone.
For the first month, crews will excavate and rebuild the sidewalk ramps. Roadway grinding and paving work is tentatively scheduled to begin in early July. Grinding is unavoidably noisy. Crews will use noise shields, secure tailgates to avoid excessive banging and use ambient backup alarms on their equipment to reduce construction noise.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) hired Lakeside Industries, Inc. for this $1.3 million project.
One easy way to stay informed about construction closures on SR 515 is to check WSDOT’s King County construction website at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Northwest/King/Construction.
For more information about the paving project, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/Maintenance/Paving/SR515ToSE232ndStMap.htm
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