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Construction resumes on S.E. 40th

Construction has resumed on S.E. 40th Street. Landscaping will soon be installed along the north and south sides of S.E. 40th from Island Crest Way to 86th Avenue S.E., an addition to the original project scope. The groundcover is drought tolerant and includes lavender, mahonia, kinnikinnick and flowering current. Trident maple and serviceberry trees will also be planted. These species have deeper root structures than the existing trees and thus will cause less damage to the new asphalt roadway and pedestrian walks.

S.E. 40th Street near Island Crest Way is expected to be closed for paving from April 2-5. The street will be open at all other times with two-way traffic during construction. Work hours for the remainder of construction are 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., March 2 through May 1, and the weekend of April 4-5.

Drivers should expect traffic delays for the duration of this work. For your safety, please obey all flaggers and traffic revisions posted in that area during construction.

For more information about the project, including recommended alternate routes around the project site and for future project updates, please visit: www.mercergov.org/SE40th or call (206) 275-7880.

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