At our annual meeting on May 14th, SDOT presented some information on their upcoming project to repave N & NW 85th St. from Interstate 5 to 15th Ave NW.
- The project will begin at the western end of 85th this fall. Exact start date is unknown at the moment.
- 85th will be CLOSED in the eastbound direction while work proceeds.
- Westbound traffic will be carried on 85th in the lane not being worked on. But westbound traffic will be restricted to a single lane.
- Eastbound traffic will be detoured. The most likely candidates for detours are NW 80th Street and Holman Road.
- Intersection closures can be expected on weekends.
- Night-time work will include full roadway closures.
- Motorists should plan for additional time for detouring, traffic slowing, and stoppages for construction equipment.
- New concrete pavement will be installed in the most heavily used areas. West of 8th, those are the center lanes, and east of 8th, the right hand lanes. The difference is due to the parking allowed on 85th, west of 8th.
- Bicycle “sharrows” will be marked on the street between Greenwood Ave NW and 15th Ave NW.
- The work will not include the intersection at 15th Ave NW, but everything up to it.
We will be impacted by these changes, we can expect higher traffic volumes on neighborhood, non-arterial streets as motorists avoid the construction area, and try to get to the businesses along 85th. We can expect higher traffic volumes on 80th, 15th, 8th, Holman and the streets located within.
Continue reading 85th Street Repaving Project — Get ready
Seattle Department of Transportation will be upgrading some of the signals at various crosswalks on 15th Ave NW, north of Market Street. Work is expected to be complete in 2011 on these improvements. At this point it appears no signals north of 80th will be altered. They will be adding a pedestrian countdown feature to the walk signals:
- 15TH AVE NW AND NW 80TH ST
- 15TH AVE NW AND NW 75TH
- 15TH AVE NW AND NW 70TH ST
- 15TH AVE NW AND NW 67TH ST
- 15TH AVE NW AND NW 58TH ST
Other pedestrian & traffic improvements will be made to several signals/intersections in Greenwood:
- AURORA AVE N AND N 145TH ST: Upgrade to Countdown Ped Signal
- Greenwood Ave. N. & N. 80th St: E/W Left Turn installation
- Aurora Ave. N. & Winona Ave. : Northbound left turn installation
- Greenwood Ave. N. & N. 73rd ST: Upgrade to full signal plus preempt by fire house
Seattle Dept of Transportation will be doing some repaving work on Holman Road in the north-bound curb lane to address the issues of potholing along that edge of the street. Work is preliminarily scheduled for April 13th and 14th, weather permitting. Be prepared for some disruptions.
SDOT Traffic Advisory
For immediate release: April 8, 2011
Contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548
Holman Road Pavement Repair Next Week
Seattle Department of Transportation paving crews will work on Holman Road NW between Mary Avenue NW and 9th Avenue NW on Wednesday and Thursday, April 13 and 14, if weather is favorable. The crews plan to work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day to grind off old pavement and lay new asphalt on a portion of the street. One north lane and two south lanes will remain open.
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
The Seattle Citizens Transportation Advisory Committe Public Input Meeting for the North Sector will be held:
May 24th, 2011
731 N. 35th Street
Read more about CTAC III here.