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Next time you’re in the International District, stop by and check out our SDOT concrete crews’ impressive masonry skills!

Our Central and South district concrete crews are typically busy constructing standard curb ramps, fixing sidewalks, and paving streets. But for this special project, they combined talents and resources to take on the challenge of installing brickwork around new ramps at the SW and SE corner of the intersection at Maynard Ave S and S Lane St.

This special project was located in the International Special Review District, which is one of Seattle’s eight historic districts. It’s a collection of early 20th-century commercial and hotel buildings that serves as the center of Seattle’s diverse Asian American community.

Our team worked with the International District’s historic board to approve the design. The process involved submitting an application package and making a presentation to the board. We received approval to move forward in late summer and finished the project last week. Here’s a quick before (left pic) and after (right pic).

As you can see, our crews succeeded beautifully in integrating the new curb ramp cutouts with the existing brick pattern, as well as in matching the brick type and color.


They also achieved their goal of finishing before the SR 99 closure. We’ll complete the traffic sign installation next. Here’s our incredible team who brought this all together for you! ?

Members of SDOT’s Central and South district concrete crews who worked on the project.