Aurora Avenue North Improvements
Revised March 20, 2009
Please Note: This project is on hold indefinitely due to funding issues.
Aurora Avenue North Project Update: City of Seattle Incorporates Innovative, Environmentally Sustainable Drainage System into Aurora Avenue North Project Design Plans - June 6, 2008
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is dedicated to keeping the Aurora Avenue North corridor safe and moving. Currently carrying over 40,000 cars and 7,200 bus riders daily, Aurora is expected to experience a 35% increase in traffic over the next 15 years.
The 358 along Aurora Avenue North is among Metro's top five transit routes in all King County with more than 2.2 million passenger trips per year. Ridership on the 358 has increased 20% in the last four years.
Unfortunately, Aurora is starting to show some strain as a critical transportation corridor. Congestion for cars and transit is an increasing burden and Aurora Avenue North has experienced over 1,500 collisions since 1999, among the highest rates in Seattle.
For those reasons, SDOT is looking at near-term solutions to keep Aurora safe and moving, as well as working with WSDOT and King County Metro to plan for the corridor's long-term future.
The Aurora Project is divided into the following phases:
Phase 1- 145th- 137th
Phase 2- 137th- 125th
Phase 3- 125th- 110th
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