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2008 Arterial Asphalt & Concrete Program

Boren Avenue/Madison Street Paving Project


The paving project on Boren Avenue between Broadway and Denny Way and Madison Street between Terry Avenue and 18th Avenue was completed in October 2008 as part of the City’s Arterial Asphalt and Concrete Program. This work included paving new asphalt, road base repairs, new or upgraded curb ramps, and bicycle and vehicle detector loops, and pedestrian lighting upgrades on Madison Street between Terry and 12th avenues. Additionally, spot sidewalk repairs and street tree planting followed construction in late 2008 and early 2009. This project was funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy.

Revised September 30, 2008

Project Description

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Each year Seattle’s Arterial Asphalt and Concrete Program resurfaces a number of streets to improve the pavement condition, and promote smoother, safer, and quieter streets. In 2008 we will be performing work on Boren Avenue and Madison Street. This project is part of the “Bridging the Gap” Transportation Initiative approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.

The project includes removal and replacement of asphalt pavement, repair of portions of the concrete or brick base beneath the asphalt, and new or upgraded curb ramps to meet current standards. To encourage bicycle commuting, this project will replace many curb inlet grates with “bicycle friendly” grates that will not trap bicycle tires; and add traffic signal detector loops that will detect bikes and vehicles waiting for traffic signals. Pedestrian lighting upgrades will also be installed on Madison Street between Terry Avenue and 12th Avenue. After paving is completed, street tree planting will be coordinated by SDOT Urban Forestry. Some spot sidewalk repairs may also take place after the paving is completed.

Project Location

  • Boren Avenue from Broadway to Denny Way
  • Madison Street from Terry Avenue to 18th Avenue E


  • Paving: April 2008 through October 2008
  • Street trees and spot sidewalk repairs: During 2008 and 2009

What to Expect During Construction

  • Lane closures during off-peak hours
  • Pedestrian detours
  • Parking restrictions
  • Moderate construction noise and dust
  • Normal work hours will be 7 am – 4 pm, with occasional night time and weekend work
  • SDOT will distribute regular notices with more location specific information during construction
  • Click here to read the FAQs

Project Contacts

  • George Frost, Public Outreach Coordinator, Seattle Department of Transportation
    Email: ; Telephone: (206) 615-0786
  • Jessica Murphy, Project Manager, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
    Email: ; Telephone: (206) 684-0178
  • SDOT Urban Forestry, (206) 684-TREE – please contact us if you have an interest in tree selection

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