Aurora Construction Update Week of June 13

Friday, June 11, 2010

Aurora Corridor N 165th to N 185th

(Photo; first mile of Aurora, completed)

Construction hours: 8 am Sunday through 5 pm Friday. There will be no construction on Saturdays.
Regular daytime construction hours: Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. Monday to Friday, 7 am to 5 pm.
Night-time construction hours allowed: Sunday to Thursday, 8 pm to 5 am.

Questions or concerns about construction?
Email or call our 24-hour hotline at 206-801-2485

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Trenching across N 175th Street, nighttime lane closures
Starting Monday night and continuing each night this week (ending Friday morning), crews will dig across N 175th Street near Midvale Avenue to install the joint utility trench (JUT). A single lane will be closed in each direction. Please travel safely and pay attention to the direction of flaggers.

JUT installation on Midvale Avenue
Crews will continue digging the JUT on Midvale Avenue to connect utility vaults. Midvale Avenue will be reduced to one lane and a small section of the Interurban Trail adjacent to Midvale Avenue will be temporarily closed. Vehicles, pedestrians and Interurban Trail users are being directed by flaggers. Please travel safely and pay attention to the direction of flaggers.

Coming soon: Sidewalks, driveways and concrete bus pads
Crews will continue grading activities in the work zone on the east side of Aurora and will begin pouring concrete sidewalks and paving driveways between N 165th and N 175th Streets. To maintain access to businesses, crews are planning to work on one side of a driveway at a time. Access may be narrow at times, but will be maintained as much as possible. Bus shelter footings and concrete pads will also be poured.

Roadway excavation, curb installation north of N 175th Street
Crews will continue removing asphalt and excavating in the work zone on Aurora between N 175th and N 185th Streets. A crushed rock base will be installed and graded in preparation for pouring curbs.

Water line work
Crews will be working on water services around N 175th Street. Affected businesses will be notified of any temporary water service interruptions. Hydrants will also be reset at certain locations along Aurora; this work is not expected to impact businesses.

Street lights and landscaping
Street light poles have been delivered to the construction area and will soon be installed on the east side of Aurora between N 165th and N 175th Streets. Crews will continue to install components for landscaping, including irrigation “sleeving” and underground “root boxes” in which to plant trees and other vegetation. Small retaining walls will also be built in some locations.

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 traveling 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 if you feel there is an unsafe situation on the roadway.

Photos by Steven H. Robinson


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