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If all goes according to schedule, next Tuesday,
September 16, parking will be prohibited beneath the Spokane Street
Viaduct between 1st and 5th Avenues at the southern end of SODO.
This may not sound like a big deal, but it is. The parking ban
will last for at least two years and it's part of a trend that will see
nearly 2000 parking spaces eliminated in SODO and Pioneer Square as a
result of construction activity involving the Alaskan Way Viaduct, SR 519
and the Spokane Street Viaduct.
And, while those parking spots
disppear, demand for parking in north SODO will be growing in 2009 as
transit service starts at the new Sound Transit stations near the sports
stadiums and near Fourth and Lander.
These and other transportation
impacts will be explained and discussed at a community forum Tuesday,
September 30, at the Diamond Club in Safeco Field. The forum follows up on
a meeting held last June with Seattle City Councilmember Jan Drago, chair
of the council transportation committee. The forum will include an update
on SODO area transportation projects as well as a report on the status of
the SODO Action Plan and recommendations by a community group that studied
growing conflicts on First Avenue south between cars, trucks, bicycles and
The forum is sponsored by the Duwamish Transportation
Management Association (TMA) and the SODO Business Association with an
assist from the Seattle Mariners. The forum lasts from 8-9:30 AM. Coffee
and rolls will be provided courtesy of the Mariners. RSVP by calling the
TMA office at 206-762-2470. OR email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Alaskan Way Viaduct 'Scoping Open
WSDOT, King County, City
of Seattle and the Federal Highways Administration are hosting a series of
public scoping open houses throughout Seattle. Come learn about the plan
to take down the central waterfront section of the viaduct in 2012, and
give us your comments about the options we are currently
What is a "scoping open house"?
This is an
opportunity for you to review current project information and tell us what
issues – such as noise, air quality, traffic, etc – should be considered
in the central waterfront environmental document.
Seattle, 4-7 PM, Thursday September 11, 2008, Plymouth
Congressional Church, Hildebrand Hall, 1217 6th Ave, Seattle
Seattle, 5:30-7:30 PM, Tuesday, September 16, 2008, Fauntleroy
Church, 9140 California Ave SW, Seattle
5:30-7:30 PM, Thursday September 18, 2008, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th
You can learn more about the project and options at: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/viaduct/centralwaterfront.htm
S Spokane St (lower
roadway) closure - S Spokane St; from 1st Ave to 5th Ave, will closed
to through traffic starting Tuesday, September 16th (they changed the
date) until mid 2010. Local business access will be allowed, but limited
to entry points between 1st and 2nd Ave throughout the duration of the
project. Also, no parking will be allowed under the S Spokane St viaduct
from 2nd Ave to 5th Ave; signs will be posted and violators will be towed.
During this time contractors will be relocating a water-main in
preparation for the construction of the eastbound 4th Ave
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