Update: Construction work hours in Roosevelt

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Sound Transit's contractor worked at night for the last two weeks to install a 42 inch diameter water main under 12th Ave NE, between NE 65th and NE 67th streets.

Starting Monday, Feb. 17, water main construction will switch from nighttime to daytime work.

  • The contractor will do water main construction during daytime work hours only for up to two weeks.
  • Daytime work hours are defined by the City of Seattle as 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. The contractor expects to do water main work Monday - Friday.
  • Traffic control may be set up before 7 a.m.
  • The contractor expects to resume night work no later than the first week of March when construction will cross the busy intersection of NE 65th Street and 12th Ave NE.
  • Water main replacement will be finished by March 31.  The pavement will be restored in April.

How will this affect traffic?

  • During daytime work, from about 6:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., one traffic lane will be open on 12th Ave NE.
  • Both traffic lanes will be open after 3 p.m.

How will this affect my bus stop?

  • The northbound Metro bus stop (routes 66 and 67) located at the northeast corner of NE 65th St and 12th Ave NE has moved temporarily to the south of NE 65th St.

How will this affect sidewalks?

  • The sidewalk on the east side of 12th Ave NE will stay open.

How will this affect bikes?

  • Bicycles must merge with traffic on 12th Ave NE during water main replacement and pavement restoration.

How will this affect parking?

  • Street parking will be closed day and night in the immediate vicinity of this work.

How will this affect street trees?

  • Street trees on the east side of 12th Ave NE from NE 66th St to NE 67th St are being removed.  They will be replaced with trees of the same species and trunk size.

How will this affect water service?

  • A few customers may experience water shut-offs of several hours in March. Seattle Public Utilities will notify customers before shut-offs occur.

In addition, the contractor began excavation and construction of the deep, underground structural walls that will hold up the underground light rail station.

Starting next week, the contractor will be using the full allotment of daytime work hours (7 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekends and holidays)  for work on the light rail construction site. 

Please contact Sound Transit with questions about construction at 206-398-5300 or northlink@soundtransit.org. For issues that need immediate attention after normal business hours, call Sound Transit's Construction Hotline at (888) 298-2395.

Please contact Seattle Public Utilities with questions about water service at (206) 684-5800.

Northgate Link Extension is a key part of the Sound Transit's regional mass transit system approved by voters in 2008. The 4.3-mile light rail extension includes stations in the University District, Roosevelt, and Northgate neighborhoods.  

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