Fiber optic cable postWork started yesterday, Sept. 12, to bury fiber optic cable along portions of NE 50th Street and 44th Avenue NE as we build a computer network linking servers at Seattle Children’s with backup servers in Quincy, Wash.

A trench is being dug along the south median of 50th between the sidewalk and the curb starting at Sand Point Way NE and extending east to 44th Avenue. From there it will extend 150 feet south along the west side of 44th Avenue to the first utility pole.

The streets will remain open to vehicular traffic, but sidewalks will be closed within 50 feet of the work and there is no parking on the side of the street where the work is occurring. The work should take two or three days. Thanks for your patience as we complete this important project.