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Market Street Stormwater Pipe Rehabilitation




WHAT: The project, which begins April 29, will rehabilitate 3,050 linear feet of two concrete stormwater pipes that have degraded with age and root-intrusion. The contractor, Michels Pipe Services, will also rehabilitate six manholes and reconnect nine lateral lines. Michel’s will employ a construction technique that eliminates the need for digging, except at Fourth and Sixth avenues, where Michel’s will be installing catch-basins. 
WHEN: The contractor will close Market Street one section at a time, beginning at 5 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For five nights in mid-May, the contractor plans to work from 7 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The contractor will complete construction by June. 
WHAT TO EXPECT:  King County Metro will re-route its 234 and 255 bus routes to Third Street during construction on weekdays. Market Street access for the 234 and 255 routes will continue as normal on weekends. Northbound vehicles will be detoured around the work zone onto First Street. Southbound traffic will continue to have access to Market Street’s southbound lane. 
In May, Michels Pipe Services will work from 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. on five non-consecutive nights to allow pipe-lining materials to cure. 
Market Street will be open to traffic after 3 p.m. every day. Southbound traffic will not be detoured or affected.
The contractor will maintain access for local residents, mail delivery, garbage pick-up, emergency vehicles.
​TIMELINE: ​Construction begins April 29, 2019.
Construction ends June 2019. 


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