Residents who live along or use NE 20th Street were expected to wake up to brand new pavement in front of their houses or be able to drive on that new pavement enroute to Highway 101 to go to work, shopping or run errands. Northeast 20th traverses the north end of the Fred Meyer property and was shut down last evening while the street was given a new layer of asphalt from the signal light at 101 to Crestview. Crews from Road and Driveway and city public works employees prepped the street to get a thin layer of the surface removed and then further prepared to to receive a new new layer of asphalt. The paving job was expected to last until 2am or slightly later. Public Works Director Tim Gross said residents and shoppers accessing Fred Meyer will find a brand new road to enjoy. Gross said they’ll give the pavement a day to be driven on and then return on Friday to finish the stipping and re-pave operation on Crestview, to include Crestview Circle. Gross asks residents of that stretch of road and pavement to please not park their cars or other vehicles on the street Friday to accommodate the paving operation.
If all goes according to plan Gross says the whole NE 20th project should be finished by late Friday.