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Major Maple Leaf road closes until next winter

May 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Cars were still whizzing across the 15th Avenue Northeast bridge early in Monday morning’s commute, but by 8:45 a.m. the bridge over Thornton Creek was closed to all traffic. No cars, buses, bikes or pedestrians until perhaps next February.

The structure of the entire bridge,  just south of Northgate Way at 105th Street, will be strengthened and cracks in the concrete repaired. A railing will separate a new sidewalk to Northgate Way from the pavement, and a bike lane will be added.

Of concern to many residents is whether north-south traffic will now clog Roosevelt Way Northeast and side streets. Project manager Kit Loo, with the Seattle Department of Transportation, asked residents to let him know how it’s going – “we’re really interested in feedback” – at 206-684-3669 or

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