Houghton Traffic Alert: Street Grinding and Paving Next Week South of NW University

Project:  NE 53rd Street Sewer Main Replacement Project

 

The NE 53rd Street Sewer Main Replacement Project has a high level of activity scheduled for the week of September 24 – 28.  In addition to the ongoing work along NE 53rd Street, crews will return to the intersection of 108th Avenue NE and NE 53rd Street to grind and repave the intersection.

 

Increased activity is scheduled for the week of September 24 thru September 28.  Typical hours of construction are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Some of the proposed work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled due to rain or the forecast of rain.

What to expect:

Monday, September 24 thru Wednesday, September 26: Utility work at 111th Avenue NE and NE 53rd Street.

  • Drivers will need to slow down and follow all signage.  All directions and lanes will remain open, but expect congestion and obey all flaggers.

Tuesday, September 25:  Pavement patching along NE 53rd Street.

  • 53rd Street construction involves lane closures to allow for paving equipment.  Traffic will be down to one lane for both directions;  flaggers will stop and flag traffic through the work zone as needed.  Again, expect congestion and consider using alternate routes.

Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27: Grinding and overlaying the entire intersection of NE 53rd Street at 108th Avenue NE.

  • Because the project completely repaves the intersection, NE 53rd Street will be completely closed from 108th Avenue NE to 111thAvenue NE between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  108th Avenue NE will be open, but traffic will be down to one lane for both directions;  flaggers will stop and flag traffic through the intersection as needed.  Driveways along NE 53rd Street will have access to 111th Avenue NE.  Once half the intersection is repaved and open to traffic, NE 53rd Street will be reopened.

 

Bicycle, pedestrian and emergency access will be maintained at all times.  Drivers, commuters and all vehicle trips should plan for congestion through next week while paving activities complete.  Drivers and commuters are encouraged to plan their trips ahead, use alternate routes and expect congestion, especially for those days of repaving, when heavy congestion and long queues may be experienced. All paving work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled due to rain or the forecast of rain.