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 Ave N to Lake City Way NE. Construction began July 25, with immediate impacts to traffic.
Improvements will include complete roadway repaving, new sidewalks and curb ramps, and drainage improvements from Greenwood Ave N to Corliss Ave N. SDOT will also upgrade traffic signals and street lighting from Greenwood Ave N to Lake City Way NE (and along Lake City Way to N 120th St). The entire project will take a year to complete, so will be finished in August, 2014.
The paving element of the project, the most disruptive to the general public, will be done in three distinct phases, with the contractor finishing one phase before moving onto the next. The first phase involves the repaving and drainage work between Greenwood Ave N and Aurora Ave N. Construction on this phase will take approximately five months. During this period, the road in this segment has been closed to ALL eastbound traffic, and westbound traffic generally reduced to a single lane. Attached is a detour map, suggesting that eastbound traffic detour:
During construction King County Metro will be rerouting buses around the project area. Click here to find a map of the planned reroute (pdf).
The middle construction phase, between Aurora Ave N and Meridian Ave N, will follow construction of the western phase. This segment will also be closed to eastbound traffic and reduced to a single lane of westbound traffic during construction. A detour map for that segment will be released shortly before that work begins.
The final phase, the one block segment between Meridian Ave N and Corliss Ave N (the street just west of I-5), will follow. Fortunately, the width of the roadway is such that both eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained.
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 one year to complete, so should be completed in August, 2014.
The paving elements of the project has been divided into three phases. The first phase, on N 105th St between Greenwood Ave N and Aurora Ave N began on July 22, 2013 and should be completed within five months. The next phase will be Aurora Ave N to Meridian Ave N, with the final phase being the one block of NE Northgate from Meridian Ave N to Corliss Ave N (just west of I-5).