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Night Work on 208th in Early July

Pavement rehabilitation work will occur during nighttime hours for 8 to 10 days in early July.

The pavement rehabilitation work will take place during nighttime hours for the safety of our construction workers and to minimize traffic congestion on South 208th Street during the peak commute hours. We apologize in advance for an inconvenience.
Post Date:06/01/2019 8:00 am

What’s going on?

Beginning in early July, the contractor will be rehabilitating the asphalt on South 208th Street, between 96th Way and 108th Avenue Southeast, by grinding the failing asphalt and paving. This work will take place over eight to 10 nights, Sunday through Friday, weather dependent, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. One lane will remain open to traffic in each direction. 

Why night work?

The pavement rehabilitation work will take place during nighttime hours for the safety of our construction workers and to minimize traffic congestion on South 208th Street during peak commute hours. Night work will allow the contractor to work efficiently within the work zone speeding up construction activities. 

Nighttime Noise

This work will include grinding activities using a large and often loud grinding/milling machine. This machine is much faster than jackhammers or excavators and will decrease the duration of nighttime work. To further mitigate nighttime noise, construction vehicles will be equipped with ambient sensitive backup warning devices which self-adjust the vehicle backup noise to decrease annoyance to neighbors and truck tailgate banging will be prohibited. 

Please visit KentWA.gov/208thStreet for more information, or contact Drew Holcomb, design engineer, at 253-856-5561 or DHolcomb@KentWA.gov


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