PHOTO: Asphalt Paving Begins On Ambaum. What A Flippin’ Difference!
Asphalt paving has finally flippin’ begun on Ambaum Blvd. SW, with the first layers added to a section between SW 126th and SW 112th on Monday and Tuesday this week (May 9 & 10).
We drove it Wednesday morning (May 11), and the smoothness makes one heck of a flippin’ difference to our little Mini Cooper Blogmobile (read our previous, too-snarky-for-some flippin’ story here, and be sure to read the Comments…).
The city’s website says:
“The contractor began laying asphalt Monday night (May 9) on Ambaum Blvd. S.W. As of Wednesday (May 11), the section of Ambaum between S.W. 112th and S.W. 126th streets had been completed. Grinding work and paving will continue, moving south from S.W. 126th St. this week and into next week.
During the nighttime work, traffic is being channeled and also detoured in some areas. No parking will be allowed on the street and driveway access may be temporarily affected during these times. Use of alternate routes such as 4th Ave. S.W. is recommended.
Asphalt laying had been delayed because of the wet weather, although the contractor is ahead of schedule. Rain also has been causing delays in the grinding process since wet pavement prevents lanes from being clearly marked.”
As for the remaining section that remains rough and un-paved, Steve Botkin from the City of Burien says:
“Not sure of the paving schedule now that the rain has returned, but at least they got it started.”