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Paving Program
Investing in the basics

March 2, 2017

What’s New?

We know how important it is to maintain our streets. Not only do paving projects take care of the basics, they give us an opportunity to invest in improvements to move more people and goods.
After receiving input from hundreds of people in the community, we've released the street concepts for our 2018 paving projects in southeast Seattle. Click here to read what we heard from the public, view the concepts, and learn more.

Stay tuned for more information on our 2018 northeast Seattle paving projects.

Keep reading to see what paving projects are already underway.

Program Description

Seattle rehabilitates arterial streets (primary routes for moving traffic through the city, connecting neighborhoods and business districts to one another, and the regional transportation network) each year to make them safer and more comfortable to travel on and to extend their useful life. Our paving program not only aims to take care of the basics, it invests in the future with improvements to move more people and goods in and around a growing Seattle.

2016 Roosevelt Way NE Paving Project

We prioritize projects based on pavement condition, traffic volume, opportunities to improve the roadways operations, equitable treatment of residents and businesses, and opportunities for grants or coordination with other projects in the area. Additionally, keeping our transportation system in a state of good repair helps lower the cost of future maintenance.

Paving projects can often include better street crossings and curb ramp upgrades or repairs (consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act). It is also a good opportunity for other changes that address safety, how people are using the street, and consideration of citywide transportation plans.

The paving program is funded by the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle and makes it possible for us to pave up to 180 lane miles of arterial streets over nine years.

Paving Projects Status
23rd Ave (E John St to S Jackson St) Construct
Roosevelt Way NE (NE 65th St to University Bridge) Construct
Renton Ave S Phase 2 (51st Avenue South to S 112th St) Construct
Meridian Ave N (between N 103rd St and N 112th St) Construct
Spokane St (East Marginal Way to the swing bridge) Construct
Greenwood Ave N (N 112th St to N 136th St) Construct
3rd Ave (between Broad St and Virginia St) Design
4th Ave (S Spokane St to S Royal Brougham Way) Design
6th Ave (Yesler Way to Stewart St) Design
Georgetown (S Michigan St, S Baily St, Corson Av S) Design
Nickerson St (15th Ave to Etruria St) Design
25th Ave NE (Montlake Blvd NE to NE 65th St) Design
NE Pacific St (15th Ave NE to Montlake Blvd NE) Design
S Columbian Way/S Alaska St (Beacon Ave S to MLK Jr Way S) Plan
Swift Ave S/S Myrtle St/S Othello St (15th Ave S to MLK Jr Way S) Plan
Wilson Ave S (Seward Park Ave s to S Dawson St) Plan
NE 45th Pl and 35th Ave NE (NE 45th to NE 87th St) Plan
University Way (NE 50th St to Cowen Pl NE) and 15th Ave NE (NE 55th St to Lake City Way) Plan

Check out our map of 2016-2024 major road (arterial) repaving/reconstruction projects.

2018 Seattle Paving Projects

Program Funding

This program is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Learn more about the levy at

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