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Fairview Ave N bridge will close as early as September 16

Fairview Outreach Team fairviewbridge@seattle.gov | www.seattle.gov/transportation/fairviewbridge.htm

The Fairview Ave N bridge will be closed as early as September 16 and will remain closed for approximately 19 months. During construction, the bridge (between Eastlake Ave E and Aloha St) will be closed to all through traffic including people walking and riding bikes. Local access open to businesses.

Aloha St detour preparation and construction activities continue - Detour preparation and construction activities along Aloha St are progressing and will continue over the next several weeks. This work is necessary to prepare for the Fairview Ave N Bridge construction and closure planned for as early as September 16. We’re installing a new traffic signal at Aloha St and Eastlake Ave E. During this work, Aloha St at Eastlake Ave E will be closed to eastbound traffic for approximately 10 to 15 business days. Lanes on Eastlake Ave E will be intermittently closed during this time, and flaggers will be present to direct traffic. Aloha St will be open to westbound traffic, and local access will be provided to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Travelers should find alternate routes during this time. For more information on suggested detour routes, please visit our webpage.

Bridge closure detour map

 

We’ll provide regular updates leading up to the bridge closure and throughout construction. If you have any questions, please contact us at fairviewbridge@seattle.gov or at (206) 775-8715.

Seattle City Council District Debates

Seattle City Club is hosting free, debates that we can put those running for public office up close with those they seek to represent. The District 4 debate for Seattle City Council will be on Saturday, October 5th at Noon at University Lutheran. You can reserve a ticket here.  The District 3 debate will be on Thursday, September 26th at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle.  You can reserve a ticket here. If yoou have any questions, please contact Danielle GonzalezSeattle City Club 206.682.7395 • SeattleCityClub.org

Aurora Bridge

An update from Tom Pearce, WSDOT Communications, 206-440-4696, PearceT@wsdot.wa.gov

We’re going to do more night work next week as crews continue to install the maintenance platform on the north side of the bridge. As you can see, though, we are making progress in removing the platform workers used to paint the bridge. Once all the maintenance platforms are in place, crews will remove the last of the work platform. The team from Liberty Maintenance hopes to finish all work by early fall.

Also, this weekend our contractor crews will pave the north end of the northbound lanes on the bridge. If all goes well, this could be our last weekend of paving. We’ll reduce the bridge to one lane in each direction at 7 p.m. tonight (Aug. 23). We plan to reopen all lanes by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26. There could be heavier than usual traffic in Fremont, Wallingford, Queen Anne and Ballard as people work around the lane reductions.

Don't Feed the Ducks and Geese!

One of our members recently had a duck die on their dock, foaming at the mouth.  She called PAWS, who said there was nothing we could do - it had probably ingested poison.  PAWS sent her two handouts that PAWS make available to try and convince people not to feed the ducks and geese.  While most of us are aware of the disfavor we are doing to them, newcomers and casual boaters at the marinas may not be.  Please feel free to post this information on your dock.  You can view the handouts here and here.

One particularly striking fact that should help convince people, per government health departments:  each goose creates about three pounds of fecal matter daily, polluting the dock water in which our children, grandchildren and guests swim - and inadvertently swallow. Research has shown that the excrement of geese contains a wide variety of pathogens capable of infecting humans. This effect has been so dramatic that local government has had to periodically close lake beaches in the Seattle metro area.

Board Meeting Minutes

You can view the minutes of the most recent board meeting on our website here.

That's all for now. As ever, send me anything you would like to share with other floating home owners and residents.
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