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City Light to Install Duct Bank on 1st Avenue South

Starting in early February 2018, Seattle City Light crews will be working along 1st Avenue South, between South Royal Brougham Way and Railroad Way South to install a new electrical duct bank. This work is needed to upgrade aging electrical infrastructure in the SODO neighborhood. The attached flier and map are included for your reference (see bottom of post). Affected customers have received this information, so no action is required on your part. This work

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2018 Work Plan & Budget

Below are the SODO Business Improvement Area’s 2018 Work Plan, 2018 Budget, and proposed expansion boundary. 2018 Work Plan 2018 Budget Boundary

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East Marginal Way Corridor Improvement Project – Update

Thank you for the emails, survey responses, and comments about the East Marginal Way Corridor Improvement Project. Your feedback helped shape the recommended concepts we’re sharing today. More information is available on the project web page. Seattle Department of Transportation’s plan is to move the concepts into early design starting next year and apply for grants. Once the project is fully funded, they will finalize design with the objective of starting construction in 2021 or

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We’re Hiring: Program Manager, Clean & Safe Programs

Job Title: Program Manager SODO Business Improvement Area — Job Summary The SODO Business Improvement Area (BIA), a nonprofit organization advocating for a safe, clean and moving SODO, seeks an energetic and detail-oriented individual to join the organization as the Program Manager for our Clean & Safe Outreach program. This is a new role for a growing organization to implement and oversee programs to improve the SODO Business District. We seek candidates who are pragmatic

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Homeless camp cleanup prompts letter from Seattle firefighters to Sawant

Homeless camp cleanup prompts letter from Seattle firefighters to Sawant By: Jake Whittenberg at KING 5 — Seattle firefighters are speaking out against a budget proposal that would end clean-ups of unauthorized homeless camps in the city. In a letter to councilmember Kshama Sawant, Seattle Firefighters Union President Kenny Stuart said, “Needle sticks, exposure to biohazard and contaminants, and assault are serious issues that our firefighters face at unauthorized encampments every day.” And Stuart says the “proposal to

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Traffic alert: Alaskan Way Viaduct closes this weekend for twice-yearly inspecti...

Mike Lindblom, Seattle Times transportation reporter The Alaskan Way Viaduct will close this weekend in both directions, for its twice-yearly inspection and some roadwork at the Sodo entrance to the future Highway 99 tunnel. Northbound traffic closes from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. Drivers will be detoured toward surface roads at South Spokane Street, as traffic enters Sodo. Southbound lanes close from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and

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