Give them room to work!

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It’s that time of year where road construction activity seems to be everywhere, around every corner and happening all the time.  Well, you would be mostly correct in your observations.  Summer is the most active time for road construction and thanks to the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation initiative passed by Seattle voters in 2006, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews are very busy making Seattle a little smoother and easier to navigate!

This year SDOT will repave 12 lane miles of arterial roadway, restripe more than 500 crosswalks and will restripe 850 lane line miles of arterial roadway.  Crews will also install more than seven miles of new bike lanes and sharrows while restriping more than 70 miles of bike lanes and sharrows and will construct more than seven miles of new greenways across the city.  You can also expect to see SDOT crews repairing more than 25 blocks of new sidewalk and constructing seven blocks of new sidewalk. 

Dexter pavingRESIZEDWith all this work going on it’s important to remember to slow down and to give the crews a little extra space.  They are working hard to make Seattle a better place for all of us.  Yes, it can be a small inconvenience, but the improvements will be worth it in the long run. 

For more information on BTG and its accomplishments please visit the web site.