News briefs: Town hall meetings; Pac Highway construction

Town hall meetings

Mayor Jack Dovey and Deputy Mayor Eric Faison invite residents to join them for an informal question and answer session about Federal Way at new, twice-monthly town hall meetings.

Dovey and Faison will highlight the city’s accomplishments in 2007 and discuss common concerns heard at city council meetings, as well as take a look at the city’s future and how people can help make Federal Way a better place to live. The meetings are free and refreshments will be served. Meetings will be held this month at 7 p.m. March 11 at Northwest Church, 34800 21st Ave. S.W., and again at 7 p.m. March 24 in Twin Lakes Elementary School’s gymnasium, 4400 S.W. 320th St.

Call (253) 835-2401 for information.


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SAT prep class starts March 11

Federal Way High School and the PTSA will host an SAT prep class from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 11 through April 24.

The class will cost $30 and scholarships are available. For more information, call Carla Boone at (253) 945-5414.


Pacific Highway South construction update

SCI Infrastructure will begin setting forms for the fascia panels on the wall near Overlook Condominiums, 29645 18th Ave. S., on March 12.

Concrete will be poured on Fridays. Forms will be broken free and reset the following week for following Friday’s concrete pour. This work will continue into April.

On March 7, SCI Infrastructure will begin asphalt removal for the installation of the wall near the Marine View Condominiums and Soundview Condominiums, 28425 18th Ave. S.

Wall excavation will begin March 11. Wall footing construction will begin March 13 and continue into the week of March 17.

The electrical subcontractor will continue installing street lights on the east side of Pacific Highway South. Beginning the week of March 17, the subcontractor will begin pulling wire and connecting the lights.

Northbound Pacific Highway South street lighting will be operational for the northern half of the project possibly by the end of that week.

Sidewalk installation will continue at least through March 21, weather permitting.

Expect daytime lane restrictions in both directions on Pacific Highway South.

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