Aurora construction update week of April 25

Monday, April 26, 2010



Roadway excavation

Crews will begin grinding and removing asphalt in the work zone area on the east side of Aurora. The roadway will then be excavated down to the final roadway sub-grade level. Asphalt removal and excavation is expected to take about a week and a half, and will be followed by extensive sub-grade preparation work. Temporary crushed rock driveways will be installed to maintain access to businesses during excavation. A small, rolled asphalt curb was temporarily installed along the west edge of the work zone to keep water out of the excavation area. After roadway excavation, crews will begin pouring concrete curbs and bus pads. This work will take several days and may impact access to driveways for a certain period of time. Affected businesses will be notified ahead of time.

Utility installations

Crews will continue installing utility vaults on Aurora , Midvale Avenue, N 182nd Street, and on N 175th Street during the daytime. Water and storm drain work will also continue on Aurora, 175th, and Midvale.

Temporary lane closures on Aurora starting Monday evening

Crews will continue installing water main lines across Aurora at specific locations between N 165th and N 175th Streets. This work will occur at night from Monday through Thursday and will require single lane closures in each direction during construction activity. Traffic will be directed by uniformed police officers and flaggers. All lanes will be reopened by 5:00 a.m.


Potholing on N 175th Street

To prepare for vault and joint utility trench installation on N 175th Street, east of Aurora, crews will “pothole” in the roadway to confirm the location of buried water lines. This work may require intermittent, temporary lane closures on 175th.

Street light base installation

Crews are installing permanent street light bases, or “luminaire” bases, on Aurora between N 165th and N 175th Streets. 

Help us keep a safe construction area by:
  • Driving carefully in all construction zones and following the directions of signs and flaggers.
  • Never turning left across a single yellow line when travelling onto or off of various segments of Aurora between N 165th to N 185th Streets. This includes making left-turns when leaving businesses on Aurora.
  • Making left-turns off of Aurora Avenue at signalized intersections at N 165th, N 175th, and N 185th Streets.
  • Adhering to the 35 MPH speed limit enforced throughout the corridor.
  • Using pedestrian crosswalks and avoiding designated work zones.
  • Watching for construction activities near the Interurban Trail.

Please contact the 24-hour hotline at (206) 801-2485 or email aurora@shorelinewa.gov if you feel there is an unsafe situation on the roadway. 

Construction hours are 8 am Sunday through 5 p.m. Friday. There will be no construction on Saturdays.

Regular daytime construction hours
Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Night-time construction hours allowed
Sunday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Photos by Steven H. Robinson

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