2013-2014 Arterial Paving Projects: N 105th, N/NE Northgate Way Improvement Project
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is making improvements along N 105th Street and N/NE Northgate Way from Greenwood Avenue North to Lake City Way Northeast. Construction began last July and is currently projected to be completed in late summer 2014.
Improvements include complete roadway repaving, new sidewalks and curb ramps, drainage improvements, street lighting and street trees from Greenwood Avenue North to Corliss Avenue North. SDOT will also upgrade traffic signals from Greenwood to Lake City Way (and along Lake City Way to North 102th Street).
The paving element of the project, the most disruptive to motorists, has been divided into three distinct phases, with the contractor finishing one before moving onto the next. The first phase, from Greenwood to Aurora, was completed at the end of February and required the closure of all eastbound traffic lanes, as well as the frequent reduction of westbound traffic to a single lane.
Crews are currently working on the middle phase of the project, between Aurora and Meridian Avenue North. Again, the eastbound travel lanes have been closed and westbound travel reduced to a single lane. As of this writing, it is expected these traffic restrictions will remain in place until summer. (See above for the detour map for eastbound motorists.)
The final phase, the one block segment between Meridian Avenue North and Corliss Avenue North (the street immediately to the west of I-5), will follow. Fortunately, the width of the roadway here is sufficient that both eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained during construction, although with the likely reduction down to a single lane in each direction.
This project will improve the corridor along N 105th Street and N/NE Northgate Way from Greenwood Ave N to Lake City Way NE. Improvements will include roadway repaving, new sidewalks and curb ramps, drainage improvements, street lighting and traffic signals, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) components.
Roadway improvements include:
Signal, lighting and ITS improvements include:
What to expect during construction:
This project will have considerable impacts on traffic and the public. SDOT will conduct outreach to residents and businesses in the neighborhood beginning in Fall 2012 until project completion to ensure that they have the information they need to cope with construction.
When this project is completed, it will have significant benefits for the public and motorists, including:
The project will take a little more than a year to complete, so should be done before this coming fall (2014).