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City to Host Open House For Rainier Avenue Improvements

March 9, 2010

For more information contact:

Derek Akesson, P.E., Project Manager, 425-430-7337
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569

WHAT:  The City of Renton will host an open house on the Rainier Avenue project on March 24, 2010, at Renton City Hall. The purpose of the open house is to provide the public with project updates, discuss elements of project construction in order to minimize traffic disruption and preserve business access, and get input and feedback from the community. Construction of the project is anticipated to begin in early 2011, with an estimated duration of approximately 24 months. When completed the Rainier Avenue Project will improve:

  • Transit mobility—by adding new north and southbound business access (BAT) lanes.
  • Traffic safety—by eliminating left-hand turns, except at intersections, and allowing signalized U-turns at intersections.
  • Pedestrian safety—by adding new eight-foot wide sidewalks, set back from the street, landscaping and street lighting.

WHO:  City of Renton staff including project engineers        
           Businesses, residents and others interested in learning more about the Rainier Avenue Improvement Project.

WHEN:  March 24, 2010, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Renton City Hall,
            7th Floor Conferencing Center
            1055 South Grady Way, 
            Renton WA

CONTACT: Derek Akesson, P.E., Project Manager, 425-430-7337

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