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Sewer upgrades prompt traffic detours in the North Beach/Blue Ridge neighborhood

Summary

Construction on a new pollution control facility will mean up to a year of traffic detours for North Beach/Blue Ridge neighbors and park visitors.

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Construction on a new pollution control facility will mean up to a year of traffic detours for North Beach/Blue Ridge neighbors and park visitors.

Beginning April 28, King County sewer utility crews will close the intersection at Triton Drive Northwest, Northwest Blue Ridge Drive, Northwest Neptune Place, and Northwest 100 Street to enable construction on the North Beach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Project. (See map)

The roadway restrictions will affect access through the intersection. Pedestrian access to Blue Ridge Park will be maintained during this time.

King County Metro Routes 61 and 18X will no longer use the 28th Avenue Northwest stops during construction. Passengers will be instead be picked up and dropped off in the North Beach on 24th Avenue Northwest. A map of relocated bus stops is available at http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Construction/Seattle/NBeachCSOStorage/Traffic.aspx#bus.

When it’s completed in 2015, King County’s North Beach CSO Project will protect public health and water quality by controlling stormwater and wastewater that would otherwise overflow into Puget Sound during heavy rains. The project entails building an underground storage tank in the public right-of-way that will hold flows when treatment plants are too full.

In addition to underground storage, the North Beach CSO project also entails building new odor control and electrical facilities on King County’s existing North Beach Pump Station property at 9921 Triton Drive N.W.

For questions or additional information about the project, call the 24/7 construction hotline at 206-296-7372 or visit the project website at

http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Construction/Seattle/NBeachCSOStorage.aspx.

For questions about transit Rider Alerts, please contact Metro Customer Service at 206-553-3000 or visit http://metro.kingcounty.gov.   



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