Resurfacing ahead for West Seattle Stadium track; summer closure planned

April 13, 2017 10:23 am
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10:23 AM: Seattle Parks sends word today that the West Seattle Stadium track (city photo at left) will be closed for a while this summer during its resurfacing project:

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is happy to announce that the design for the resurfacing of the West Seattle Stadium track is nearly complete and construction will begin this summer. During construction, the stadium track will be closed. SPR and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impacts to the neighborhood.

SPR hired DA Hogan as the lead design and engineering consultant for the project, which is located at 4432 35th Ave. SW, adjacent to the West Seattle Golf Course. This project will replace and resurface the existing rubberized track at the stadium.

The Seattle Park District provides $950,000 for this major maintenance project. Approved by Seattle voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for SPR including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

We have a followup question out to ask about how long – whenever it starts – the work is expected to last.

3:15 PM: Christina Hirsch from Parks replies:

We are finalizing documents to put this out to bid. We have a project window of May – end of August. The construction portion and closure will be approximately 7 weeks. We worked with our field scheduling group to identify this time. This track resurfacing project is a major maintenance project identified in our Asset Management Plan.

We are reaching out to the community now to let them know about the work. Once bids are open, we will be able to narrow down the exact construction schedule and we will be sure to share that with the community.

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