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Road Closure - PRESS RELEASE – SEWER LINE CONSTRUCTION ON SE 288th TRAFFIC IMPACTS - Current Update 5/6/2020

Post Date:03/19/2020

CURRENT UPDATE:  5/6/2020
The City of Black Diamond is expecting the paving to be completed the week of May 18th


The March 23rd to April 4th date work was stopped due to Covid-19.  They are now starting the work today.  The updated project dates for the project are Wednesday, April 15, 2020 through May 2, 2020.


 

PRESS RELEASE – March 18th, 2020
SEWER LINE CONSTRUCTION ON SE 288th
TRAFFIC IMPACTS


When/Where/Why: Starting Monday, March 23rd, 2020, ending approximately on April 4th, 2020. The location is SE 288th. The work will be completed in phases and sections of roadway from 500-1000 feet will be closed. The daytime closure was allowed to facilitate the work and shorten the schedule.

Information about the closure and detours is as follow:

• Work hours are 700 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday  • All emergency service agencies will be notified of the closure and service will not be disrupted • The construction will impact all westbound and eastbound traffic on SE 288th  That includes vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles.   
 
• During construction, there will be flaggers and police directing traffic for local residents. Both lanes will be open before and after the posted work hours and on Sundays
 
• Detour signage will be in place for commercial vehicles, they will not have access, except for local deliveries
 
• Access for local property owners and residents will be maintained at all times
 
Increased Travel Time & Detours: All travelers are advised to avoid this area during the construction as there will be significant impacts to all roadway users.  Roadway users are advised to use alternative routes until project work is completed. Detour signs and electronic message boards will be in place to alert motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists about the temporary road access.  
 
Construction Activities:  Project work during the closure includes construction of a new Sewer Line  
 
Closure Period:  The City of Black Diamond understands the challenges and inconveniences that commuters, residents, businesses, bicyclists and pedestrians will experience during the closure period and asks for patience and cooperation as we work to complete this project.  Project updates will be posted to the city’s website:  www.ci.blackdiamond.wa.us. If you would like more information on this project, please contact Ruby Peters, Public Works Administrative Assistant, at 360-851-4519 or e-mail the Public Works Department at publicworks@blackdiamondwa.gov.

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