Work starts Monday, July 17 on the Lake Tapps Preservation project to replace the roadway surface on Lake Tapps Parkway from East Valley Highway to Lakeland Hills Way.
Essential to the City’s pavement preservation efforts, the federally-funded project will replace the pavement surface before the roadway has completely failed to its foundation, preventing a costly, full depth re-build in the future.
The initial construction activities are to include removal and re-construction of sidewalks at the intersection, which will require a re-routing of pedestrians.
In early August, the work shifts to removing and replacing the existing roadway, requiring night work to minimize potential impacts to local businesses, vehicles, and pedestrians. Additional notices will be issued as construction progresses.
Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be maintained, but motorists should expect delays. Use caution and pay close attention to police officers, flaggers, and construction sign directions.
For more information, contact the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the Construction Inspector, Josh Linkem, at 253-876-1926, or the Project Manager, Luis Barba, at 253-931-4013.
• From July 17 to July 20, nighttime utility construction work will require restrictions of southbound lanes on Auburn Way North at 15th Street NE. Planned hours of work are 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Delays should be expected. Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be maintained during construction.
For more information, contact the City of Auburn Community Development and Public Works Department at 253-931-3010, the Construction Inspector, Mike Kamenzind at 253-804-5083, or the Project Manager, Luis Barba at 253-931-4013.
• Beginning Monday, July 17 through approximately July 28, construction work on South 277th Street will require shifting the eastbound and westbound lanes to the south and a reduction of speed to 30 mph between D Street NE and L Street NE. The work is dependent on weather.
One travel lane in each direction will be maintained, but delays should be expected and alternate routes are advised. Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be open during construction activities.
• From Wednesday July 19 through Thursday, July 20, City’s contractor (Miles Resources) will shift traffic along Auburn Way South (State Route 164) from Muckleshoot Plaza to Dogwood Street SE to make room for construction activities along the north side of the roadway. This work will require lane closures in both directions of Auburn Way South.
To accommodate commuter traffic lane restriction hours are as follows: eastbound lane closures from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and westbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Heavy congestion is anticipated during the lane restriction hours.
Access to residences and businesses within the project area will be maintained during construction.