Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Temporary School Bus Route Changes due to Sand Point Construction

Update: this closure has now been pushed to Feb. 8th.  Thanks to reader North-end Mom for this info.
end of update

From district communications:

Beginning Wednesday, February 3, Sand Point Way will be closed to all traffic north of the NOAA Center in the Magnuson Park area.

The traffic closure will include Sand Point Way NE between NE 60th Street and NE 95th Street.
Schools Effected (sic) This Seattle Department of Transportation project will make school bus route changes necessary for the following schools: (See below for full list of bus routes effected.)

Schools Effected (sic)

This Seattle Department of Transportation project will make school bus route changes necessary for the following schools: (See below for full list of bus routes effected.)

  • Cascadia
  • Eckstein
  • Experimental Education Unit (EEU)
  • Green Lake
  • Hazel Wolf
  • JAMS
  • Laurelhurst
  • Lowell
  • Olympic Hills
  • John Rogers
  • Thornton Creek
  • View Ridge
  • Wedgewood

What to Expect

Seattle Department of Transportation announced a full closure to the area is due to a emergency repair of a retaining wall and will last three to four weeks. The full closure will be followed by another three to four week closure for northbound traffic.

A detour will be in place using NE 70th Street, 35th Avenue NE, and NE 95th Street. Local access will be maintained and the Burke Gilman trail will not be affected.

For King County Metro service stop relocations and service advisories please refer to metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/
  • No traffic through the construction zone in the 8500 block of Sand Point Way NE.
  • No access for bicycles and pedestrians through the construction zone.
  • Travel along the Burke-Gilman Trail will not be affected.
  • Large equipment with heavy loads operating in the roadway 5 to 7 days a week, typically for 9-12 hours per day.
  • Temporary relocation of utilities, potential short-term service disruptions.
  • Significant excavation work.

Schools and Bus Routes

Seattle Public Schools has determined the following schools and bus routes may be affected.
  • Cascadia Elementary School: bus routes 0973-T, 0973-F
  • Eckstein Middle School: bus routes 0482-T, 0482-F 3004-A, 3102-A
  • Experimental Education Unit (EEU): bus routes 1906-I, 2707-O
  • Green Lake Elementary School: bus routes 1730-I
  • Hazel Wolf K-8 STEM: bus routes 0522-T, 0522-F, 0287-I, 0287-O
  • JAMS:bus routes 0491-T, 0491-F
  • Laurelhurst Elementary School: bus routes 0099-I, 0099-O
  • Lowell Elementary School: bus routes 9308-A, 9364-I, 0079-O
  • Olympic Hills Elementary School: bus routes 0094-O
  • John Rogers Elementary School: bus routes 0107-I, 0107-O
  • Thornton Creek Elementary School: bus routes 0934-T, 0934-F
  • View Ridge Elementary School: bus routes 0897-T, 0897-F
  • Wedgwood Elementary School: bus routes 0902-T, 0902-F
You can read more about this project on the Seattle.gov Department of Transportation webpage.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Melissa,

I got word today that the closure has been postponed until Monday, February 8th. See:

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/sandpoint_retainingwall.htm

- North-end Mom

Melissa Westbrook said...

Thanks!