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Here is the latest update on the Aurora Bridge from Marqise Allen:
Liberty will continue working over Dexter to close out this week and should begin sand blasting and painting over Westlake sometime next week. Depending on some variables (weather, construction issues, etc.), they will be working over Westlake for about one to two months before moving on to the area of the bridge over Lake Union.

Folks in the south side floating homes community have heard them slowly approaching for a while now, but crews will finally begin working in earnest over Westlake. This means things will be louder than they have been up until this point in that area. The noise shields at the staging area will continue to keep the sounds from all the equipment at or below 73 decibels from 50 feet away, but it will not be able to dampen the sounds from the sandblasting and painting work overhead. Therefore, you may notice that the ambient noise levels will exceed that threshold. I want to apologize again for the inconvenience in advance. Liberty will work as quickly and safely as possible to complete the work and keep the duration of the noise to a minimum. 

Odd odor  - people may smell a strange aroma as the project continues to move out of the tree line and over Westlake. There aren’t any risks associated with the smell from the water-based paint. The fumes from the paint are far away and in such a wide-open environment that they break down and dissipate though the smell can linger.

Liberty continues to do air quality monitoring every week as part of the project and the first monthly report should be finished shortly and sent out. As you probably noticed, we’ve curtailed the slow drip of biweekly summaries and reports and will opt for monthly reports and a more comprehensive summary for the community, barring any significant news. However, we continue to send weekly reports to Puget Soundkeeper.  Feel free to reach out if you have any specific questions in meantime before the upcoming report. Outside of a couple anomalies, all the measurements from the first 30 days or so have come in well below the standard set for the project. 

Possible night work next week  - This is more of an FYI since plans are still a bit up in the air at the moment. However, there may be some night work next week while Liberty continues rigging platforms below the bridge over Lake Union and setting up the containment system. Whether or not they need to work nights will be contingent on how much they are able to accomplish by the end of Saturday, Aug. 18. If Liberty does need to work at night next week, it will be far less noticeable for the south side floating home folks since they will continue moving farther away over the lake. 

That’s all for this week. I know I went over more than I typically have over the last couple weeks, so feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns. And it’s still a couple weeks out, but there will not be any work on Labor Day. I’ll have a clearer schedule for that weekend next week so you can better plan your holiday if you’re going to be in the area. 

As always, let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions for the FHA board, or anything you would like to share with the community. Don't forget, you can join our group on Facebook if you are a floating home owner or resident  -
All the best

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