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Create a Thriving Business District

STREET PAVING

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) keeps a prioritized list of the city’s pavement needs. This list is used to schedule streets for possible repair and resurfacing each year. Decisions are based on the condition of the street, type of work needed and available funding.

Most of the City's street-paving funds are directed to the busiest arterial streets. Sometimes, on the less-traveled non-arterial streets, property owners join together to pay for major street improvements. Some paving projects are accomplished through the formation of public-private paving partnerships.

Frequently asked questions:

How can I get my street paved?

Call the Seattle Department of Transportation at 206-684-ROAD (206-684-7623). An SDOT representative will inspect your street to evaluate what kind of work is needed. SDOT will determine whether or not to add your street to a list of possible pavement candidates. If only a small repair is required, it may be taken care of quite quickly.

Besides paving, what else can be done about unpaved streets?

Unpaved industrial streets are repaired as needed. This usually involves regrading the street to smooth out ruts and holes and treating the street for dust during the dry season. The Seattle Department of Transportation can also work with adjacent property owners to regrade and spread new rock over unimproved streets. These projects are typically implemented through a partnership arrangement, with the Seattle Department of Transportation matching contributions from adjacent property owners up to a total SDOT contribution of $25,000.

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