UW News

March 30, 2006

Stevens Way construction to resume; brown bag presentation April 10

If you’re interested in how the next phase of construction on Stevens Way will impact you this summer, the Capital Projects Office will host a brown bag presentation on the project from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 10 in 204N HUB.

Work on Stevens Way — the continuation of a project that has been under way since 2000 — will begin June 12. New pavement roadway and pedestrian walkways will be installed from Pend Oreille Road (by Padelford) to approximately the Art Building.

That section of Stevens Way will be closed to motorists and pedestrians June 12, to allow the contractor to demolish the existing roadbed, sidewalks and utilities, then install new water, storm, and sewer lines, install new 10 inch thick, asphalt concrete pavement and sidewalks along with landscape restoration.

The contractor will work daily from 1 to 10 p.m. The road, therefore, will be closed until Aug. 18. During the construction period, all Community Transit bus service will be routed off-campus. Metro will not alter the service for routes 46, 65, 75, 68 and 372. Other Metro buses and Community Transit will use stops on 15th Avenue NE and on NE Pacific Street as their main pick-up and drop-off locations. Stevens Way will reopen on Aug. 19 to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Questions about the project can be directed to Ivan Turner at 206-221-4382.