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Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:00 PM
One westbound lane on Northgate Way Northeast between Fifth and First avenues Northeast will close this Sunday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to allow Seattle Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry crews to perform landscape work.
  • One westbound lane on Northgate Way Northeast between Fifth and First avenues Northeast will close this Sunday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to allow Seattle Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry crews to perform landscape work. 
  • Seattle garbage, food and yard-waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1. Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. 
  • Puget Sound Energy (PSE), in cooperation with Seattle Parks and Recreation, is working on a soil-cover project at Gas Works Park (2101 N. Northlake Way) that will close Kite Hill from Tuesday, Sept. 2, to Memorial Day 2015. 
  • Next week, the Seattle Department of Transportation will begin a series of lane closures for painting the Fremont Bridge, a project that will last into February. These closures will occur during off-peak travel hours, but heavier traffic should be expected, regardless. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is scheduled to begin the last phase of its current repaving work on North Northgate Way on Thursday, Sept. 4. 
  • Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will close Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. 
  • Toxic algae has been found in accumulated scum along the shores of Green Lake; however, the lake is not closed and remains open to most activities. 
  • Picnic in the North Precinct takes place every year to provide an opportunity for the University District’s business and residential communities to enjoy a day of celebration with the local police. 
  • King County Metro Transit is warning riders to prepare for upcoming transit delays and reroutes on state Route 99 and Aurora Avenue North as the state closes sections of the roadway for construction from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, through 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. 
  • First Avenue Northeast, from Northeast 112th to 117th streets, will receive a new asphalt surface next week. 
  • Getting to the root of crime
    What happens when a neighborhood is notorious for a specific crime? Some community groups work to solve their neighborhood’s problems. And other neighborhoods have seen major improvement from neighborhood advocacy. 
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation is beginning work this week on Seaview Place Northwest/ Golden Gardens Drive Northwest in Golden Gardens Park. 
  • Facilities that exceeded wastewater-discharge permit requirements in 2013 earned environmental awards from King County’s Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protect regional water quality. 
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation will reopen Matthews Beach Saturday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m., on a recommendation from Public Health – Seattle & King County. 
  • One man died and another is in critical condition after drowning in Green Lake last night, Aug. 7. 
  • The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will close for about six hours Saturday morning, Aug. 9, while Sound Transit and King County Metro conduct operational tests. 
  • The Seattle Animal Shelter will host a cat adoptathon on Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. The event will feature numerous kittens and cats of different breeds. 
  • Crews will be hard at work over the weekend as they place asphalt on new ramps and stripe the freshly paved lanes east of the state Route 520 bridge. 
  • Starting Tuesday, Aug. 5, Seattle Department of Transportation crews will fill cracks in nine arterial asphalt streets in South Seattle, weather-permitting. 
  • On a recommendation from Public Health – Seattle & King County, Seattle Parks and Recreation closed Matthews Beach on Friday, Aug. 1. 
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