News of Madison Valley

SDOT Bulletin - Sidewalk & Curb Ramp Construction


Jan 29, 2015 – Gary Merlino Construction, working on behalf of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), has demolished the sidewalk on the south side of E Madison Street from MLK Way east to the crosswalk at 28th Avenue E (in front of Jae’s Asian Bistro & Sushi), along with demolition of the northside landing of the crosswalk (the northeast corner of 28th & Madison).

The crews will bulb out the southside sidewalk an additional 5’, creating a shorter and safer crossing for pedestrians, while also making a wider and more inviting pedestrian-friendly sidewalk. Finally, new ADA-compliant curb ramps will be installed on both the north and south landings of the crosswalk.

SDOT extends its apology for failing to provide adjacent businesses with advance notification of the start of construction. It is our policy to provide businesses with such notice and of expected construction impacts, something we fell short of in this instance.

SDOT’s signal engineers are taking advantage of the sidewalk project to also make some signal upgrades at the intersection. This work should only take several days, with the sidewalk construction crew expected to return next Tuesday or Wednesday (February 27 or 28). At that point, they expect it will take them another five working days to complete the sidewalk restoration.

Questions and/or concerns can be directed to Paul Elliott, SDOT Community Relations, 206/684-5321 or [email protected].

Thank you for your cooperation, patience, and understanding.

Topics: Safety, Construction