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Connelly: A call to construction projects: Give US a break!

Another instance: With help from Seattle City Council member Sally Bagshaw -- yes, one people at City Hall do constituent work -- I once got an orange, left-pointed detour sign taken down at the intersection of 4th and Wall.

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I was driving to work down Pine Street the other day. The Seattle Dept. of Transportation has already created confusion here: The center lane suddenly becomes a left turn lane at 5th & Pine, while part of the right lane is still marked: "Buses Only."

Or there was the downtown experience of heading east up Marion Street, intending to take 6th Avenue to Madison Street. However, construction was underway at 6th and Marion, and traffic was diverted south.

The great 23rd Avenue mess produced best evidence of blunderbuss planning. The reconstruction project closed the busy 23rd & Union intersection one Sunday. Nobody told westbound motorists headed up Union. They reached the intersection and were forced to turn around in a narrow space.

    Connelly: A call to construction projects: Give US a break!
    Published 12:58 pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018 Over the years I have watched for, appreciated and heeded highway construction zone signs carrying the message: "Give 'em a brake." The navigation of Seattle construction zones raises the need for an equally important admonition: "Give US a break."
    https://www.seattlepi.com

3 days ago

Monorail Study Advises Major Station Improvements, Future Infill Station

...heading to and from Westlake or Seattle Center, perhaps bolstering general ridership. A location on Fifth Avenue at Bell Street also fits well with bus service which operates on Battery Street, Bell Street, Blanchard Street...

    Monorail Study Advises Major Station Improvements, Future Infill Station " The Urbanist
    Last week, the Seattle Monorail released a study detailing strategies to upgrade the monorail from tourist attraction to an integral rapid, high-capacity transit line. VIA Architecture, a local design and planning firm, was commissioned for the job and suggests that three phases of strategic investments be made in the coming years.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

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Seattle weekend traffic and transit: I-5 closure apocalypse

On Sunday, it’s the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, starting and ending at Seattle Center with a route looping up and down Fourth Avenue downtown, meaning street closures and bus reroutes. Get to the starting line at Fifth and Harrison on Metro route 3 or 4.

    Seattle weekend traffic and transit: I-5 closure apocalypse
    Another weekend, another whole list of things that could disrupt getting around. Some of these events might be things you're doing, too-there's a Mariners game every day, it's the University District Street Fair, and it's fun run season. Plus: northbound Interstate 5 is completely closed for a stretch, really throwing a wrench into getting around.
    https://seattle.curbed.com

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Community calendar: Memorial Day, outdoor pools, Honk! Fest West, and more

...the museum Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$36 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org...

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...for the season Friday; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $12.95-$20.95, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo...

FRI Pelican Brewing Company beer paired with dinner, 7 p.m. Friday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $70 (206-223-2060 or waterwayscruises.com/dining-cruises/).

...from community and veterans organizations, 10 a.m. Monday, Nisei War Memorial, Lake View Cemetery, 1554 15th Ave. E., Seattle (206-322-1122 or nvcfoundation.org...

...of Medal of Honor recipients at grave sites, 3:15 p.m. Monday, Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (206-362-5200 or washelli.com/event/memorial-day-festivities-2018...

FRI Illustrated, “mostly true” stories and anecdotes about the Klondike Gold Rush, 12:15 p.m. Friday, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse/index.htm).

SAT Piece together a story with Pacific Northwest African American Quilters, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/event/maker-day-fun-with-fibers/).

...Mathematics) themed stations for all ages, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle; $15, preregister (nordicmuseum.org/events...

...wife Elizabeth (Hills) McGilvra, and Sarah Loretta Denny; 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave. E., Seattle; free (wapioneers.com/index.php...

SAT-SUN One-hour walking tours to explore the park’s spaces, landscape design, native plantings and works of art, 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, PACCAR Pavilion; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle (seattleartmuseum.org).

SAT 5K, 10K, 15K, kids dash, 10 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $3-$30 (magnusonseries.org).

...producers at four locations; new this year, Regrade, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh Avenue and Lenora Street, next to the Amazon Spheres; returning locations, City Hall, 10 a.m.-2 p.m...

...Fourth Ave.; South Lake Union, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays starting May 31, 410 Terry Ave. N.; First Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays starting June 1, Ninth Avenue and...

...Terry Ave. N.; First Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays starting June 1, Ninth Avenue and University Street, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/farmers-market...

...Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd., and East Green Lake, Saturday-Monday, East Green Lake Beach, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks...

...swims, swimming lessons, special events, weekends only, daily starting June 16, Colman Pool, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/colman-pool...

ONGOING Big Pool with corkscrew slide, shallow Little Pool; swim lessons, open swims, themed events, Friday-Monday, Mounger Pool, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$5.50 (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/mounger-pool).

...on the hour 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, weather permitting, South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; $3-$12 cash on boarding (206-713-8446 or seattleferryservice.com...

    Community calendar: Memorial Day, outdoor pools, Honk! Fest West, and more
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 25-31, 2018. Share story FRI-MON Butterfly Garden tent structure, 3,000 square feet, hundreds of free-flying butterflies of at least 15 species native to North America, opening for the season Friday; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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Seattle takes first steps toward assessing nearby property owners for waterfront project

The proposed LID would stretch from Safeco Field to Wall Street and Denny Way, and from Elliott Bay to Fourth Avenue and Interstate 5, taking in about 6,130 parcels.

    Seattle takes first steps toward assessing nearby property owners for waterfront project
    While a proposed park, promenade and walkway would boost property values, some residents call a local improvement district unfair. Share story The Seattle City Council passed a resolution Monday declaring the city's intent to create a local improvement district (LID) that would raise $200 million from nearby property owners to help build a new park promenade along the downtown waterfront.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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Cost to demolish Alaskan Way Viaduct pegged at $93.7M

Contractors will also fill the Battery Street Tunnel with viaduct rubble, regrade lower Aurora Avenue North as an urban boulevard, and build east-west crossings of Aurora at Thomas and John streets, next to a Harrison Street connection already prepared.

    Cost to demolish Alaskan Way Viaduct pegged at $93.7M
    Contractors will also fill the Battery Street Tunnel with viaduct rubble, regrade lower Aurora Avenue North and build east-west Aurora crossings at Thomas and John streets. Share story A contractor has been chosen to demolish the old Alaskan Way Viaduct, which is fast approaching its annihilation.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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