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Pedestrian Safety Improvements: Lake City Way NE and NE 145th Street

Last Updated: September 12, 2014

Project Update

The project recently reached 100 percent design and is experiencing some schedule delays associated with contracting. The project team is working to move this project forward, anticipates construction will start as early as November and will provide a schedule update as soon as one is available.

You are encouraged to sign up for email updates about the project by contacting Maribel Cruz at 206-684-7963 or

Project Description

Example of an ADA compliant curb ramp

The Seattle Department of Transportation is planning to construct new, compliant curb ramps at the intersection of Lake City Way NE and NE 145th Street. The existing ramps on the southeast and southwest corners will be replaced by wider ramps to improve accessibility and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These types of pedestrian facilities help create safer mobility for all roadway users.


Project Benefits

The goal of these pedestrian safety improvements is to help make Lake City safer and more comfortable for multiple travel modes. The work may include:

  • ADA compliant curb ramps, for smoother and better access
  • Improved intersection to promote safety for all roadway users
  • Repair or replacement of signal equipment

Environmental Review

After a careful environmental review, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has determined that the construction of curb ramps at Lake City Way and NE 145th Street will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. SDOT is required to consider the environmental consequences of proposed projects under the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). SDOT issued a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on March 27, 2014. The SEPA checklist, linked below, includes a summary of the project’s impacts on water quality, air quality, plants, animals, hazardous materials, noise, land use, light, recreation, cultural resources, parking, and other disciplines. The public comment and appeal periods have closed.

SEPA DNS for Lake City Way/NE 145th Pedestrian Improvements Project

SEPA Checklist for Lake City Way/NE 145th Pedestrian Improvements Project


This work is funded by SDOT’s ADA Spot Improvement program, which improves access for people with disabilities.


The project reached 100 percent design in July 2014. The project team expects to begin construction in early 2015 and the work will last for approximately three months.

More information

Public Information Officer
Maribel Cruz


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