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Schedule Slippage: Holman Rd Paving Update June 17th, 2014

We received this from Seattle Department of Transportation:


You are receiving this e-mail as a subscriber to the Holman Road NW Paving Project updates. Due to weather, paving work that was originally scheduled for tonight, Monday June 16, has been rescheduled to this Thursday, June 19. Crews will begin work in the westbound lanes of Holman Road NW between 7th Avenue NW and Greenwood Ave N from 8 PM on Thursday, June 19, until 6 AM Friday, June 20. During this time, traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes of Holman Road NW, with one lane open in each direction.

Grinding and paving work will then switch to the eastbound lanes of Holman Road NW, and traffic will be shifted to the westbound lanes of Holman Road NW, where one lane will be open in each direction. Crews are scheduled to begin closing eastbound lanes for grinding the night of Wednesday, June 25 at 8 PM. Grinding will be noisy and is expected to last until 6 AM, Thursday July 26. Nighttime paving in the eastbound lanes will begin Wednesday, July 2, and is expected to be complete the following day, Thursday, July 3.

Paving is weather dependent, and these dates are subject to change. We will update you if there are any changes to the construction schedule.

Local bus access will be maintained for King County Metro’s Route 28, 40 and RapidRide D Line. For information on bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops, see Metro Online, http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts, or call (206) 553-3000.

For more information about the Holman Road NW Paving Project, visit the project web page: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_holman.htm

Thank you!


SDOT Update on NW 85th St Paving Project

We’ve just received the following update from Seattle Dept. of Transportation on the 85th St Repaving Project. Of particular note:

  1. Phase 1, originally scheduled for this fall has been moved to January to occur just before Phase 2 which was originally scheduled for January
  2. SDOT will be installing a center median on 15th Ave NW at 83rd to prevent east-bound left turns from south-bound 15th. Left turns will still be permitted into the Home Street Bank parking lot and the Safeway gas station.


December 16, 2011

Major construction begins on N/NW 85th St the week of January 3rd

Just after the new year, SDOT will begin major construction to repair and replace the existing roadway and install drainage improvements on N/NW 85th St between 15th Ave NW and Greenwood Ave N. Neighbors and area commuters should plan ahead and expect traffic delays.

Beginning as early as January 4, NW 85th St will be closed to eastbound traffic between 15th Ave NW and 8th Ave NW (Phase 1). All eastbound traffic, including Metro buses, will be detoured via NW 80th St. Construction activities in this area will limit westbound travel lanes and prohibit parking along NW 85th St.

Roadwork between 8th Ave NW and Greenwood Ave N (Phase 2) will also start in January. Phase 2 work will intermittently reduce travel lanes for eastbound and westbound traffic to allow space for construction. Rebuilding the intersection at N 85th St and Greenwood Ave N will require multiple weekend intersection closures. Intersection work is planned to start in late-January.

What to expect during construction

  • Eastbound detours via NW 80th St
  • Reduced lanes for westbound traffic
  • Reduced traffic lanes in Phase 2
  • Multiple weekend closures at Greenwood Ave N
  • No parking on NW 85th St from 15th Ave NW to 8th Ave NW
  • Temporary sidewalk and driveway closures
  • Noise, dust and light impacts
  • Occasional nighttime work activities
  • Restricted access to side streets adjacent to NW 85th St for extended periods
  • Pedestrian access to businesses and residences will be maintained at all times

Continue reading SDOT Update on NW 85th St Paving Project

Crown Hill Business Assn, Monthly Luncheon, June 15, 2011

Crown Hill Business Association will hold its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, June 15, noon-1:30PM at the meeting room at Swanson’s Nursery, 9701 15th Ave NW. The speaker will be Jessica Murphy from Seattle Dept of Transportation and she will be speaking on SDOT’s 85th Street repaving project set to start in Fall 2011. Business owners along 85th between Greenwood Ave NW and 15th Ave NW are especially invited to attend for an in-depth presentation on impacts for businesses and customers during the project.  $13 for lunch payable at the meeting. Contact cassandra.peterson@edwardjones.com (206.706.0366) to RSVP.

85th Street Repaving Project — Get ready

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

Signal Upgrades for Pedestrians on 15th Ave NW

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:


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