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    15th Street Construction Update
    Posted on 04/15/2021

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    Dear Roosevelt High School Community,

    We’re writing to let you know that construction for 15th Ave NE Paving Project is ongoing and will be active near the Roosevelt High School. Our construction team has prioritized the work around the school in order to minimize disruption upon your return to in-school learning. We are certain you will notice many changes upon your return. As you do return, here’s what you can expect during ongoing construction:
    • Roadway closures and detours for vehicle traffic
    • No Parking areas and restrictions
    • Noise and vibration
    • Dust and debris
    • Construction staging near work sites
    • Crosswalk and sidewalk closures, and detours for people walking and biking
    • Changes in construction schedule due to unforeseen circumstances (weather, soil conditions, etc.)

    A few ways to best mitigate these impacts include:
    • Allowing for more travel time and planning your commute accordingly
    • Watching for construction signage and flaggers
    • Being mindful of changing road conditions (bumps, slower speeds, etc.)

    Questions or concerns? Join us for our monthly online construction office hours
    We understand that a project of this size can be disruptive and leave you with questions. Because of this, we’re holding monthly construction office hours to address your feedback. We invite you to join us between 3 and 4 PM on Thursday, April 22, and on every fourth Thursday of each month moving forward. This is an informal event, and we welcome you to come and go as you please. Details for how to join can be found on our webpage at

    Upcoming work
    In June, crews will be working nearer to the Roosevelt High School to complete drainage work, electrical installations, and sidewalk work. Some of this work will be at the intersection of 15th Ave NE and NE 65th St. Later this summer while school is not in session, we’ll grind and pave the roadway.

    Future roadway changes
    As some of you may know, a feature of this project includes roadway changes along NE 68th St and NE 66th St, between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE (see image below). Signage and roadway directions will be changed as soon as this coming summer. Changes include:

    • NE 68th St
    o Currently: One-way westbound
    o Changing to: One-way eastbound
    • NE 66th St
    o Currently: One-way eastbound
    o Changing to: One-way westbound