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NE 70th St and I-5 Crossing Improvements

April 27, 2017

Project Updates:
On NE 70th St, between 8th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE, we considered two options for the protected bike lane.

Of the two options considered, we are proposing Option 2, which consolidates parking and the PBL (eastbound) on the south side of the street. In making this decision, we considered public input, and studied NE 70th St between 8th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE, with a focus on parking availability and use. For more information on how this decision was made, please link here.

The project team will be at the NE 65th Vision Zero Project Neighborhood Transportation Forum on May 18. Please join us at this event to learn about and provide comment on this and other projects in the neighborhood:

NE 65th Vision Zero Project Neighborhood Transportation Forum
Thursday, May 18, 6 – 7:30 PM
Roosevelt High School Commons

Check back often for the most up-to-date information on the project. This project is scheduled for construction and completion in 2018!

Email: NSFNE70overpass@seattle.gov

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Project Description

Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will make improvements along NE 70th St between 6th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE to improve safety for people walking, biking and driving on this east-west overpass connecting the Roosevelt and Green Lake neighborhoods. The NE 70th St and I-5 Crossing project was one of 12 selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through the SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program. The NSF program funds projects requested by the community. This funding is allocated toward the installation of crossing improvements and a protected bike lane (PBL) on NE 70th between 6th Ave NE and 8th Ave NE. This project is scheduled for construction and completion in 2018.

Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan 2017 Implementation Plan proposes to extend these PBLs from 8th Ave NE to 12th Ave NE to connect to the bike lane on 12th Ave NE and east of 12th Ave NW where NE 70th St turns into a calm, residential street. This project will be installed in 2018.


Looking west on NE 70th St toward 6th Ave NE

Project Elements

  • A new all-way stop at the intersection of NE 70th St and 8th Ave NE
  • New curb bulbs and ramps at 6th Ave NE and 8th Ave NE
  • A painted walkway on the north side of the I-5 overpass
  • Protected bike lanes in both directions between 6th Ave NE and 8th Ave NE
  • Protected bike lane between 8th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE. Two options are being considered, which would consolidate or remove parking on this section of NE 70th St. Please see below for more details

Project Benefits

  • Predictability for all travelers as they move through the NE 70th St and 8th Ave NE intersection
  • Improved safety for people walking by making them more visible and reducing crossing distances
  • New walkway between 6th Ave NE and 8th Ave NE will provide a continuous sidewalk network on the north side of the street
  • Separation between people biking and driving over the overpass will improve safety

Early Design Concept


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Options considered for PBL on NE 70th St between 8th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE
We presented two options for public feedback.

Option 1: PBLs installed on both sides of the street and parking is removed

PREFERRED OPTION - Option 2: PBL is installed in one direction only and parking is consolidated to one side of the street


Facing West

Project Schedule


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Project Library

Fact Sheet February 2017
SDOT Project Review Document

Public Outreach and Engagement
We are committed to keeping you informed throughout the life of the project.

We will be participating in the NE 65th St Vision Zero Project Neighborhood Transportation Forum on May 18, 2017. Please join us at this event to learn about and provide comment on this and other projects in the neighborhood.

We participated in  the NE 65th St Vision Zero Project Neighborhood Transportation Forum on February 28, 2017 and presented to the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association on March 28, 2017.

As the project moves forward, we will email updates to the project email list. Click here to sign up for email updates

Project Funding
Funding comes from the 2015 voter-approved, nine-year Levy to Move Seattle, which will improve safety for all travelers, maintain streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. The levy includes $24 million to continue the Neighborhood Street Fund program over the nine years.


Project Contact
NSF Outreach Lead: Kristin Anderson
Project phone: (206) 733-9361
NSFNE70overpass@seattle.gov

Other Projects in the Area
Roosevelt Station
Banner Way NE
NE Seattle Paving Projects

To request information in another format:

We are designing and building a transportation project proposed by your neighbors to make it safer for people walking and biking and to strengthen community. To learn more about the project or request translations call (206) 508-1450

Estamos disenando y construyendo un proyecto de transporte propuesto por nuestros vecinos a fin de que sea mas seguro para que las personas caminen y monten bicicleta y asimismo fortalecer a la comunidad. Para obtener mayor informacion acerca del proyecto o para solicitar transporte llamar a: (206) 508-1450

Chúng tôi đang thiết kế và xây dựng một dự án giao thông đề xuất bởi chính những người hàng xóm của quý vị nhằm làm cho việc đi bộ và đi xe đạp trở nên an toàn hơn và cộng đồng vững mạnh hơn. Để tìm hiểu thêm về dự án hoặc yêu cầu các bản dịch, hãy gọi  (206) 508-1450

我們正在設計並建造一個由您的鄰居提議的交通計畫,這個計畫旨在改善人們的步行及?車安全,並強化社區。 如需進一步瞭解這項計畫,或是申請翻譯服務,請撥打  (206) 508-1450

我们正在设计并建造一个由您的邻居提议的交通计划,这个计划旨在改善人们的步行及?车安全,并强化社区。如需进一步了解这项计划,或是申请翻译服务,请拨打  (206) 508-1450

በእግራቸው ለሚጓዙ እና ብስክሌት ለሚጋልቡ ሰዎች ይበልጥ ለደኅንነታቸው አስተማማኝ እንዲሆን በእርስዎ ጎረቤቶች በቀረበ ንድፈ ሐሳብ ላይ በመመርኮዝ የትራንስፖርት አገልግሎት ፕሮጄክትን በመንደፍ እና በማዘጋጀት ላይ ነን። ስለ ፕሮጄክቱ የበለጠ ለማወቅ ወይም ትርጉም አገልግሎት ለማግኘት ጥያቄ ለማቅረብ ወደዚህ ይደውሉ  (206) 508-1450

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