The Voice for Industry
|January 21, 2010|
If you receive the Seattle Industry eBulletin, you're in the loop of the Manufacturing Industrial Council of Seattle, also known as the MIC. You are also invited to the MIC Open House Friday, which will help to explain what the MIC is and why it does things like publish the eBulletin, which goes to about 1,500 industrial businesses throughout Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest.
Free food, free beer and free wine will be available at the Open House along with dozens if not hundreds of guests, many of whom look at the world pretty much the same way you do. The Open House lasts from 4 pm to 7 pm and it will be held at the new MIC office and assembly hall at the Puget Sound Industrial Excellence Center, 6770 East Marginal Way, Building B in Georgetown.
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Alaskan Way Viaduct: South End Replacement Stage 1
WSDOT is working to replace the southern mile of the viaduct with a new side-by-side roadway. This new section of SR 99 could connect to any future replacement of the viaduct's central waterfront section.
- Through Thursday, Jan. 21 - Utility crews will be working on Alaskan Way S. near the entrance to the Port of Seattle's Terminal 46. During this period, both directions of Alaskan Way S., between S. Atlantic Street and S. Massachusetts Street, will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. A signed detour will be provided.
- Through Thursday, Jan. 21 - The right lane of westbound S. Atlantic Street, between Colorado Avenue S. and Alaskan Way S., will be closed around-the-clock.
- Friday, Jan. 22 – Monday Jan. 25 – Crews will close both directions S. Atlantic Street around the clock from 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, between Colorado and Alaskan Way S. for utility work.
Monday, Jan. 25 - Friday, Jan 29 - Crews will close both directions Alaskan Way S. between S. Atlantic Street and Royal Brougham between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly.
- Monday, Feb 1 – the morning of Friday, Feb 5 - Crews will close both directions Alaskan Way S. between S. Atlantic Street and Royal Brougham between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly.
More information on these improvements is available on the project Web site.
Sodo Construction Update
- Jan 22, westbound S Spokane St between 6th and 4th Avenues S will be closed until 2012.
- Jan 22, the westbound off-ramp from the Spokane Street Viaduct to northbound 4th Ave S into SODO will be permanently closed.
- Jan 22-24, the northbound I-5 access to West Seattle will be removed for the weekend with a detour in place.
This information can also be found online: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/sodo_latest.htm
Weekend Construction on Third Avenue
Construction on Third Avenue from Virginia Street to Pine Street, is scheduled for this weekend, January 23 and 24. Crews will replace concrete panels in the roadway. SDOT is making improvements to several arterial streets in Downtown Seattle, and, as part of this program, a number of deteriorating concrete panels will be replaced on Third Avenue between Virginia and Pike streets.
Starting 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, weather permitting, Third Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Virginia Street to Pine Street. Between Pine Street and Pike Street, Third Avenue will have lane closures and parking restrictions.
Virginia, Stewart and Pine streets will remain open with minor lane restrictions approaching Third Avenue.
The contractor plans to reopen Third Avenue to traffic by 4 a.m., Monday, January 25th.
This project is funded by the "Bridging the Gap" transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.
Deadline for No-fee ORCA Cards Extended
ORCA smart cards, which are gaining popularity among Puget Sound transit riders, will now be available with no fee through Feb. 28. Starting March 1, 2010 a standard adult or youth ORCA card will cost $5. Check out the details of this promotion and more about where and when to get your ORCA card at:
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