Thornton Creek Confluence
Construction Update – November 14
Through November and into December, work will continue on the Thornton Creek Confluence project. Below we have highlighted the remaining activities. Due to storms in July and August, followed by a wet October, the contractor will need additional time in December to get the roadway open.
• Concrete pouring and curing on the 35th Avenue NE bridge, including the approach sections. The contractor will be using a type of concrete that will generate more heat during the curing process, minimizing the impact of colder ambient ground and air temperatures. The cure time needed for the concrete is 10 days.
• Following the concrete curing, the contractor will finalize utility connections under 35th Avenue NE, including a water main connection. Asphalt paving, striping and sidewalks, curb and gutter installation will also be completed following the concrete cure.
• Landscaping within the floodplain is ongoing, along with work on 36th Avenue NE.
• Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will be conducting gas main work on 35th Avenue NE, just south of the project site. This is work outside of the Seattle Public Utilities project, but you may see additional trucks and equipment just south of the project site in late November and December.
As work continues, we will update everyone on the anticipated timeline for the opening of 35th Avenue NE. It is a high priority for the project team to reopen the roadway as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during the wet fall months and please let us know if you have any questions.
Contact Jason Sharpley, Project Manager, at email@example.com or 206-615-0300 or visit the project website at: www.seattle.gov/util/meadowbrookthorntoncreek.