The ramps will be closed from 10:00 pm, Friday, January 29, until 5:00 am, Monday, February 1. In case of rain, crews may reschedule some of the work for the following weekend. Additionally, remember that the existing westbound Spokane Street Viaduct off-ramp to Fourth Avenue South is now closed permanently.
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The Cascade Bicycle Club is conducting a survey on bicycling in Southeast Seattle, including your thoughts on cycling safety, bike trails and routes, and riding your bike to Link Light Rail.
(Thanks to Jodie Vice on the Beacon Hill Mailing List.)
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Speaking of bike trails, the Chief Sealth Trail will be extended west of Beacon Avenue South this year. An artist is being sought by the city’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs along with SDOT to create a three-dimensional, permanent outdoor artwork “to mark the trail extension and enliven the streetscape” where the trail crosses Beacon Avenue South at South Dawson Street.
The total project budget is $50,000 and includes design, fabrication and installation costs.Â The application deadline is Tuesday, March 16. More information is available here.
(Thanks to Heather Dwyer.)
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The SDOT blog recently posted some photos of new sidewalk projects that were completed in 2009, including sidewalks on 37th Avenue South between South Thistle Street and South Rose Street, near Wing Luke Elementary School on South Beacon Hill.
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In the Slog, Charles Mudede has some uncomplimentary things to say about the Beacon Hill Library and its public art, but the commenters vehemently disagree.
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Speaking of public art on the Hill, the Times has a feature about artist Dan Corson, who created the “space forms” in the Beacon Hill light rail station. (Thanks for the tip, Joel!)
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In other station news, the Seattle Times’ Mike Lindblom discusses Mount Baker Station just down the hill, in the latest of an ongoing series about the rail stations.
- Sustainable South Seattle emails us that Sound Transit, Transportation Choices and Futurewise will present future transit plans for South Seattle in a meeting next Wednesday, February 11, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Columbia Library.
- SEEDArts is offering a public art workshop for youth (fifth grade and up) to create a glass tile mosaic for a the entrance of the new Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. Workshops will meet on Thursdays from 4:30 – 5:15 (seventh grade and up) and 5:15 – 6:15 (fifth and sixth grade) until June 4. For information, contact Abbey Norris, Public Art Manager, (206) 760-4289.
- Blogging Georgetown notes an eagle sighting on Carleton Avenue South. Might the eagle visit us on the Hill? Keep your eyes open.
- The P-I has a lovely “Where Are They Now?” story about one-time Cleveland High School three-sport star David Seguro, who is one of only three people since 1919 to achieve first-team, all-conference recognition in football, basketball, and baseball, and the most recent to achieve that distinction.
- Beacon Hill’s nearest big clothing store is probably, sad to say, Goodwill. But there are treasures to be found there, particularly this weekend, when they’ll host the annual Glitter Sale with formal wear, jewelry, and vintage clothing. The event even has a blog, so you can see what cool stuff will be there.
- A new live-work housing development at 3501 Rainier Avenue South is currently in the design review process — hugeasscity
- Dancing women sculptures by the late Augusta Asberry have appeared to brighten up the southeast corner of Othello and MLK — Rainier Valley Post
- The Ayame Kai Holiday Craft Fair is this Saturday, 10-4, at the Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Avenue South — Seattle Times