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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Traffic Alert: 2nd Avenue SE and SE Bush Street

City crews are working on a series of improvements to the intersection of 2nd Avenue SE and SE Bush Street in Olde Town. 

The intersection will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m for road overlay. City crews will repave and restore the street. A detour will be in place.

School Impacts

Update: This phase of work will be completed by the end of September.

Starting on Aug. 29, the project will adjust to minimize impacts to school traffic. Lane closures will occur; however both lanes will be open during peak before and after school windows. Thank you for your patience as we complete these critical improvements. 

General work hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. except on Wednesdays where it will be adjusted to 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to accommodate the school late starts.

It is expected that this phase of work will be completed by late Sept. barring any supply chain issues.

Project Details

This project includes improvements to the intersection, including concrete sidewalks, curb and gutter bulb-outs, water line relocation, storm water improvements and street lighting within the intersection. Led by community feedback, this project will be implementing additional measures to improve the effectiveness of traffic calming in this area. These measures include but are not limited to:

  • Improved nighttime illumination
  • Storm water and watermain improvements
  • Wider sidewalk spaces
  • Improved ADA accessibility
  • Lane width reduction in an effort to reduce vehicle speeds

Project Contact

Questions? Please contact Tony Nguyen, Public Works Engineer, (425) 864-1573.

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