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

Last Updated: June 16, 2015

Project Update

NOTE: Evening construction, including pavement removal using impact breakers, may be performed until 10 PM under the conditions of a noise variance.

Please view the latest construction notice for more information.

You are encouraged to sign up for email updates about the project by contacting the construction communications team at 206-615-1075 or


Project Description

Example of an ADA compliant curb ramp

The Seattle Department of Transportation is constructing 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. Construction began in early June 2015 and is anticipated to be complete by mid-August.


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:

  • Smoother access to sidewalks
  • Improved traffic flow at intersection to promote safety for all roadway users

Project Elements

  • ADA compliant curb ramps
  • Signal replacement and upgrades
  • New storm drainage
  • Roadway restoration



  • 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.

Project Materials

Construction Notice – June 2015

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

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

More information

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