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Road work at Greenwood & 85th extended

August 26th, 2009 · Comments

Seattle Department of Transportation crews will need a day or two longer to finish fixing the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and 85th St. where the water main broke two weeks ago.

SDOT had hoped to be done by Thursday, but now says concrete paving crews will work at least until Friday night, and possibly on Monday.

Unexpected voiding under the street and sidewalk (where soil washed away, undercutting support beneath the pavement) resulted in additional work. Also, work on the street drainage system and a utility line added to the scope of the effort.

Currently, one lane is open on North 85th Street for eastbound traffic, and westbound traffic is detoured. The crews plan to open one lane to westbound traffic by 7 p.m. on Friday, leaving one lane open for each direction through the weekend.

According to the work crew, they hope to have the road completely reopened sometime Tuesday.

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