BURIEN ALERT: Construction Begins On Ambaum Blvd. On Monday
Many of us B-Towners received a “Burien Alert” robocall Friday (Oct. 22nd), alerting us to the fact that, beginning Monday, Oct. 25th, construction crews will start work on curbs and sidewalks on Ambaum Blvd. at SW 112th.
The cityfolk say that the right lane on Ambaum may be closed for “short periods of time to accommodate the work,” and the work should take 4-6 weeks.
And at least with this “Burien Alert” they hired a new Voiceover Announcer, who sounds suspiciously like Management Analyst Jenn Robson Ramirez (way to go Jenn for not stumbling on any words!):
They also add:
During the same period, or directly following, crews will do the same type of work starting at SW 156th and work their way north to SW 112th. The City is working closely with Metro Transit to minimize impacts for bus riders.
Also, construction on storm drainage continues on SW 128th, between 8th SW and 4th SW, so drivers can expect delays.
Here’s the exact lingo direct from the city’s website:
Curb and Sidewalk Improvements on Ambaum Blvd
Beginning Monday, October 25, 2010 construction crews will begin improvements to curbs and sidewalks on Ambaum Boulevard beginning at SW 112th and working their way south to SW 156th St. The right lane may be closed for short periods of time to accommodate the work. This work should take 4-6 weeks. During the same period, or directly following, crews will do the same type of work starting at SW 156th and work their way north to SW 112th. The City is working closely with Metro Transit to minimize impacts for bus riders.
SW 128th Street Storm Drainage System Repairs Continue
Monday, October 25, 2010 – Construction crews continue repair work on the storm drainage system located below SW 128th St. Drivers can expect lane closures on SW 128th St. from 8th Ave SW to 4th Ave SW. At no time will the road be completely closed but drivers may experience delays.
We originally thought these Burien Alerts were going to be used just for emergencies, but it looks like we were wrong – they’re now calling peeps and giving recorded road construction updates.
Here’s what the city’s website says about this service:
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This emergency notification system enables the City to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, cell, or business phone, email, text messages, hearing impaired receiving devices, and more. You pick where, you pick how.
To sign up for this free service, click here.
To read our review of the city’s first “test message” recording, which includes our own suggested audio version, click here.