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August 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Never mind: Seattle cancels Tuesday’s Aurora/N. 40th lane closures

The Seattle Department of Transportation  is canceling a road-patching job it had scheduled for Tuesday on Aurora Avenue North at North 40th Street. The mid-day work would have narrowed the three southbound lanes to one lane, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — at the same time Aurora will be blocked for road construction near Mercer Street.  The Washington State…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: highway 99, potholes, Seattle Department of Transportation

January 15, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Potholes: woman seeks $550K from NE Ore. city

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Pendleton, Ore., woman who says she sprained a wrist, an ankle and fell unconscious after tripping on potholes and asphalt piles in a city parking lot wants the city to pay her more than $550,000. The East Oregonian reports that Lezlie Perkins says she was walking “carefully and prudently” when her…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: lawsuit, Oregon, Pendleton

January 25, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Seattle makes filling potholes a priority

Seattle’s “Pothole Rangers” are riding to the rescue, filling up holes caused by last week’s storms, says Mayor Mike McGinn. McGinn and Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Transportation Committee chair, said Wednesday that filling potholes became a heightened priority for city crews last year, with 25,110 potholes filled in 2011, 2-1/2 times the number filled in 2010. With the…

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