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Beginning Monday, April 29, North 2nd Avenue between Alder Street and Fir Street will be closed to traffic in connection with construction of the West Fir Street Rehabilitation project to allow Interwest Construction to mobilize materials and equipment to the site. North 2nd Avenue will remain closed for the duration of project which will be completed by December 2020.
Weather permitting, the West Fir Street Rehabilitation project is slated to begin construction Monday, May 13 following the Irrigation Festival. Drivers can expect temporary roadway closures and lane closures along West Fir Street between North 5th Avenue and North Sequim Avenue.
During the Sequim School District school year, generally lasting between September and mid-June, West Fir Street may close to eastbound traffic allowing one-way westbound traffic only. A detour route will be in place along West Alder Street for eastbound traffic. When the Sequim School District is on summer break, West Fir Street may close to both westbound and eastbound traffic. Year-round access to the school district facilities, the Boys & Girls Club, businesses and residents will be provided.
Drivers can also expect temporary lane and intersection closures at the North 5th Avenue and North Sequim Avenue intersections.
Single lane closures are allowed at the North 5th Avenue and North Sequim Avenue intersections between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Full intersection closures at these locations will be between 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.
The West Fir Street Rehabilitation project follows the Complete Streets model and will provide smoothly paved eastbound and westbound lanes for vehicles and bike lanes for cyclists. Pedestrians will notice improvements with the addition of concrete sidewalks on both sides of the street and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps at intersections. Other pedestrian improvements will include street lighting, landscaping, and crossing enhancements at the Sequim Avenue intersection, the mid-block school crossing east of 2nd Avenue, and at the 5th Avenue intersection. A new traffic signal at the 5th Avenue intersection will improve vehicle operations.
Residents can sign up to receive updates on the West Fir Street Rehabilitation project on the City’s website https://sequimwa.gov by going to the Notify Me page and registering for Fir Street Construction under the Alert Center. There is a choice whether to receive email or text notifications. For more information, please contact the City of Sequim Public Works Department at (360) 683-4908.