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Message from Seattle Public Utilities
NOTICE OF EMERGENCY WORK JUNE 8, 2018  Emergency sewer pipe repair
A contractor for Seattle Public Utilities will be repairing a damaged sewer pipe that carries sewage out of a pump station and runs across Fairview Avenue East. Pump stations collect flows from lower elevation gravity pipes and pump them up into the rest of the sewer collection system where they can travel to a treatment plant. Work is anticipated to start in mid to late-June and could take up to one month to complete. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pump station and pipe are located near 2360 Fairview Ave E. See red box on map for location details.
• Construction equipment and staging on Fairview Avenue East.
• Possible closures of Fairview Avenue East. Local access will be maintained. Through traffic should detour around the site using East Roanoke Street, Minor Avenue East or East Lynn Street.
• Sewer bypass system located on top of the roadway.
• Construction-related noise and vibrations.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bob Stewart, Project Manager, (206) 256-5399 or

Message from Marqise Allen
Aurora Bridge Painting Work Pushed Back A Week

Good afternoon, As I’m sure you’ve already noticed, it has been pretty quiet out there near the Aurora Bridge today.  There were some delays acquiring the materials for the noise shields that will surround the equipment on the south side of the bridge. Because of this, the required noise testing has been pushed back to early next week, along with the start of the sandblasting and painting.  We’ll be sure to send another update with more concrete details about the testing and start dates before the work begins.  
And just a quick reminder about the noise testing. It will be near the Carlton House in south Queen Anne and will help Liberty and WSDOT make any needed adjustments to the shields to better ensure that the equipment at the staging area will stay at or below an allowable 73 decibels 50 feet away. Because this is a test, there may be some intermittent spikes beyond that threshold that register on the noise monitoring webpage while we work out any kinks.  
Red tail hawk update
The nesting red tail hawks are still residing on the bridge. However, we can say that the egg has hatched and the baby bird looks like it is growing up to be big and strong. It’s not the greatest picture, but you can see the bird in the attached photo.  Our environmental team said it should be moving along in the next week or so. Once that happens, Liberty will continue moving north and setting up platforms before they eventually start sandblasting and painting.  An update with specific start dates will be coming in the next few days, but be sure to let us know if you have any questions in the meantime. 
Best, Marqise Allen, WSDOT Communications, 206-440-4699

FREE Boating Fun at the Get Out & Boat Fest this Saturday, June 9th 
Do you feel the lure of the sparkling waters of the Pacific Northwest?  Are you curious about boating but don’t know where to start?  Maybe you’re just looking for a fun way to spend your Saturday? Take a FREE 45-minute power or sailboat ride aboard a family-style sport boat, cruiser, sailboat or luxury yacht. Your pick! If seminars are your thing, learn about the process of purchasing a new or used boat, choosing the style of boat that best suits your lifestyle and chartering an adventure in the Pacific Northwest. Bring the kids – Center for Wooden Boats will be there with their famous toy boat building activity. Kids love getting busy building their own wooden boats.  Live music, CANOE rides and food round out the day on the sunny docks at Chandlers’ Cove on South Lake Union. So come on down to the Get Out & Boat Fest and bring your family and friends!  Not only is it totally FREE, it will be a great way to spend your Saturday, June 9th from 11am – 3pm.  So ‘Seas the Day – Get Out & Boat!’For more information call 206-748-0012 or go to

All the best,

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