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Public invited to learn about SR 99 Aurora Bridge painting project in Seattle

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 13:00

Justin Fujioka, communications, 206-440-4690
Curt Winningham, project engineer, 206-440-4301

WSDOT hosting June 13 open house about second stage of work 

SEATTLE – One down, one to go. The second and final phase of the State Route 99 Aurora Bridge painting project is scheduled to start in spring 2018. Before the work begins, residents and businesses near the Seattle landmark can learn more about the preservation work that prolongs the life of the structure.

Washington State Department of Transportation staff will host an open house Tuesday, June 13, to provide information about both stages of the project. Stage 1 was completed in 2016.

“This bridge hasn’t been painted like this in more than 30 years, so it’s no surprise that the paint is peeling off, causing sections of the bridge’s steel to rust,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Curt Winningham. “Our open house will be a great opportunity for the community to find out how the work will be done and talk to our design team before we finalize plans for Stage 2.”

SR 99 Aurora Bridge painting project open house
•    When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 13
•    Where: Seattle Pacific University, Upper Gwinn Commons, 3310 6th Ave. W., Seattle (parking access of West Dravus Street, ADA parking and entrance off 6th Avenue West)

This is a drop-in open house, with the public invited to visit and ask questions any time during the event hours. No formal presentation will take place.


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