Victory Heights Microsurfacing Begins August 24th

UPDATE: Follow the progress all week on our Twitter feed Aug 24-28: https://twitter.com/victoryheights2

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has put out a map and schedule for when the microsurfacing project in Victory Heights will be done on specific streets.

Microsurface Map

Beginning on Monday, August 24th, NE 104th Street and NE 107th Street will be closed for the treatment. Each day a different street will be worked on, culminating on August 28th with NE 100th Street and 21st Avenue NE north of 105th. You won’t be able to drive (or walk) on a street that has had the new material put down for eight hours until it cures. This might be a challenge if you live in the middle of a block without any sidewalks. Also, garbage trucks might not be able to reach you on Thursday the 27th if you are on NE 103rd or 23rd Avenue NE.

For more details, you can contact Art Brochet, 206-727-3669 or check out SDOT’s project website.

Road “Microsurfacing” Coming To Victory Heights

Like me, you probably received a door hanger today from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announcing their 2015 Microsurfacing Project in Victory Heights (though they referred to it as “North Maple Leaf”–boo!). This process will “maintain roads by coating them with a sealant which extends their life by approximately 7-10 years.”

On days when the sealant is being applied, residents will be notified to keep the streets clear.  The time table is notifying homeowners with large trees that need to be pruned by the end of April (presumably this has, or is about to happen), a reminder notice to be sent out three weeks in advance of microsurfacing for your block, and then “No Parking” signs being placed 2-3 days before work which is scheduled between July and September this year.

The city advises that “residents, pedestrians and even pets should be kept off the emulsion until it has dried” and will keep streets closed for up to 8 hours when the work is being done.

The map below details the streets that will have the work done.

Nearly 2 Inches Of Snow But Roads Passable

Looking east down NE 100th Street

Looking east down NE 100th Street

After an overnight snowfall that KOMO is calling the largest in two years, it is still possible to drive around Victory Heights. With nearly 2 inches of snow on the ground that started around 7:30 PM Saturday night, the roads don’t look too bad, although there is some ice present.  If taking a hill to get off Victory Heights seems too daunting until temperatures warm up later today, head for Northgate Way which is plowed and clear. Drive slowly and safely!

Year’s First Snow In Victory Heights

Snow in Victory Park on December 19, 2012

The year’s first snowfall in Victory Heights occurred last night with a light dusting.  As of 8 AM on Wednesday with temperatures in the mid-30s and steady rain, the roads were wet and slightly slushy but easily navigable. The snow is expected to be gone by this afternoon.

 

 

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