Monthly Archives: April 2009

Reminder: Boylston closed this weekend

Two parts of Boylston Avenue E. along I-5 will be closed from Friday evening until early Monday morning while the final installation of new noise walls takes place.

The street will be closed in two places between 9 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday: between Lakeview Boulevard E. and E. Lynn Street and also between E. Roanoke and E. Hamlin. The I-5 exit at Roanoke and the I-5 entrance at Newton will also be closed during the same time.

Crews will be installing the “D” and “E” noise walls along Boylston. Click here to see a map.

Metro spokesperson Linda Thielke says Route 25, which has been rerouted during the construction, will continue on reroute through the end of April. “But,” she says in an e-mail, “we would consider putting it back to regular routing earlier if the jersey barriers that are making the traffic lanes narrow on Boylston are removed, and if the sidewalk near the bus stop is reopened.”

Information on the Route 25 detour is here.

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Greetings! Glad you could join us. Eastlake Ave. is the news and community blog for Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood. We need your help to make it a success.

I’m a long-time print journalist, most recently with the Seattle P-I (and we all know how that ended). Since the sale of the P-I was announced in January, I’ve been meeting members of Seattle’s blogging community and learning what they’re up to. One focus is to bring journalism to the community by using blogs as the publishing tool instead of printing presses. Which sounds like a great idea to me.

So, I’m launching this blog as a place for those of us in Eastlake to talk about and report on our community. The site needs your participation (news, photos, comment, etc.) to make it go. I’ll provide some of the content but I’m looking for suggestions, input and other members of the neighborhood to help out. Become a member (it’s free) and share what you know and love about Eastlake.

In my case, I’m currently in my third turn at living in the Eastlake neighborhood, and I think this time it’s going to stick! I’ve lived on a houseboat on Fairview, in an apartment on Minor and now in a condo on Franklin. I was meant to be here.

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