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Intersection closed today and tomorrow

By Athima Chansanchai · August 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Over the weekend, a turtle will take over the intersection of Interlake Avenue N and N 41st Street — at least in chalk, on the pavement.

The intersection will be closed from 9 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. today and tomorrow.

The Neighborhood Traffic section of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has provided oversight and coordination to help bring this street mural to life this weekend, which has been months with the making in planning by the neighborhood and Bill Lindberg, the resident who spear-headed the project, and the artist, Rachel Marcotte. The mural is funded in part by the city’s Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund.

In order to prepare the “street canvas,” on Saturday the street will be pressure washed, brush scrubbed and then the design will be chalk out-lined. On Sunday the artwork will be re-chalked, painted and dried. At least 50 neighbors are expected to lend a hand to the work effort.

We’ll be there in a bit and show you the work in progress.




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