Crown Hill Neighborhood Association is hosting a speaker from Ballard Greenways at the monthly meeting on Monday, April 22 at 7:15pm. There will be a short presentation followed by Q & A.
Seattle Greenways is a volunteer organization representing 19 neighborhoods. Their goal and mission is to plan and advocate for safe and healthy streets for all users. Come to the presentation on the 22nd to see how Crown Hill can become part of the coalition to make our streets safer for everyone!
Monday, April 22nd, 7:15 PM
Room 4 Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW
Work crews from Seattle Dept of Transportation will begin repaving and making other repairs to the road surface on NW 85th St between 27th Ave NW and 31st Ave NW. Though not directly in Crown Hill, 85th is frequently used to get to Golden Gardens, Sunset Hill and the Locks.
Paving crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation plan to start tomorrow, August 2, repairing the concrete roadway at several locations on NW 85th Street between 27th Avenue NW and 31st Avenue NW. The crews expect to complete the work by Thursday, August 11 if weather allows. Eastbound and westbound traffic will take turns sharing a single lane in this area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the assistance of traffic flaggers. No on-street parking will be allowed and the eastbound bike lane will be closed. The sidewalks will remain open. Drivers are advised to take an alternate route or allow extra time to move through the construction area.
The Seattle Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee III (CTAC III) is seeking public input. CTAC III was established by City Council Resolution 31240. The Mayor’s office appointed a 14 member committee this winter. The committee has been charged with setting priorities for the Seattle Dept of Transportation (SDOT) and recommending funding sources. They held 6 meetings in April and early May to consider the following issues: 1) Business/Freight; 2) Social Justice (South); 3) Neighborhood Interests; 4) Social Justice (North); 5) Environmental; 6) Public Health/Disabilities. Now it’s your turn to provide input. CTAC III will conduct three public input workshops to gather general public opinion:
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
9010 35th Avenue S.W.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
731 N. 35th Street
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
|Washington Middle School Cafeteria
2101 S Jackson Street
If you are unable to attend one of these public input sessions, you can still provide your input via an online survey available here.
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
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, email@example.com, (206) 615-0786
Jessica Murphy, Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 684-0178