Funding Received for Sidewalk Reclamation along Rainier Ave S

Funding Received for Sidewalk Reclamation along Rainier Ave S

Seattle is a city known for its steep slopes, thick vegetation and heavy rainfall. It’s one of the reasons why we’re excited to announce funding for a new project within the Street Maintenance Program at Seattle Department of Transportation. Segments of Rainier Ave S sidewalk, between the 9400 block and 10400 blocks in southeast Seattle, have faced a long-standing issue of significant overgrowth and surface debris invasion from adjacent slopes.

Sidewalk Reclaim 12-18-15

Beginning in 2016, SDOT will begin design on methods to reclaim as much of the sidewalk as possible, based upon available funding.  Methods of recovering the sidewalk could include re-grading the slope behind the sidewalk, installation of catchment walls, and clearing the existing sidewalk of vegetation overgrowth.  Some of the sidewalk reclamation work has already begun. City crews are currently working on the extension of an existing catchment wall near the 9700 block of Rainier Ave S. This existing catchment wall was constructed in 2013 as a result of a surface slide from the adjacent steep slope that had deposited debris into the roadway.  Additional details will be available to nearby neighbors and interested stakeholders in the coming months. Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2016.

Please follow this link for more on the SDOT Street Maintenance Program.