One of Crown Hill’s major streets is scheduled for repaving. Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be repaving 85th Street from I5 to 15th Ave NW. This project has the potential to disrupt all modes of transportation on 85th and divert traffic to 80th and Holman Road as it avoids 85th. SDOT’s project information page currently lists the following:
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to repave N/NW 85th Street beginning in October 2011 and continuing thorough fall 2012.
This paving project is funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.
N/NW 85th Street – 15th Avenue NW to Interstate 5
This project will replace and rehabilitate the existing pavement along the N/NW 85th Street corridor from 15th Avenue NW to I-5 Freeway. Benefits include:
- New concrete pavement in the most heavily travelled areas
- New underground drainage infrastructure
- Bus stop improvements including new shelters in some locations
- Sidewalk repair and replacement
- Green storm water facilities
- New and upgraded curb ramps to meet current accessibility standards
The project will be phased so that all work will not occur simultaneously and to better manage traffic and disruptions. More detailed schedule information will be provided prior to the start of construction.
George Frost, Project Communications Lead, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 615-0786
Jessica Murphy, Project Manager, email@example.com, (206) 684-0178