Pradeep Hatcher

Ray Street Opens Early

Pradeep Hatcher, Public Information Assistant, No Phone Number Available

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:08 a.m.

Ray Street Opens Early

Ray Street between 20th and 21st Avenues is scheduled to reopen to traffic Friday, July 25, ahead of schedule.

The roadway had been completely shut down as construction crews worked on a 1 million gallon tank on the west side of Ray Street at 21st Avenue to reduce overflows from the City's combined sanitary and stormwater sewer system.

Work was expected to take 14 working days, but crews instead will reopen Ray Street after only 9 working days of construction.

The Ray Street project is the third of three short-term, full-closure arterial projects finished ahead of schedule during past two construction seasons. The others were last year's Ray Street closure at E. 23rd Ave. and the Monroe Bridge closure in June, 2013.

The $5 million construction project is being funded by the City's Wastewater Management Department and the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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