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Sidewalk Development Program: NE 125th Street

Construction Update – October 3, 2013

Construction of the new sidewalk has begun on NE 125th St. The contractor has begun site preparation, removing existing asphalt pavement and trimming vegetation. Utility work will come next with new drainage facilities installed and water and gas facilities adjusted. Adjustments to resident’s driveways will also occur soon.

Construction Update – August 22, 2013

SDOT expects to start construction of the new sidewalk near the end of September, with work completed near the end of October.

Construction notices from the contractor with additional information will be distributed 2 – 3 weeks prior to the start of construction.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Community Communications Officer, George Frost at or (206) 852-6737.


Project Area

SDOT is planning to build a new sidewalk on the north side of NE 125th Street in 2013.  The new sidewalk will extend the existing sidewalk in front of the Christian Science Church at 35th Avenue NE up the hill to 39th Avenue NE, where NE 125th Street becomes Sand Point Way NE.

Click here to see the project plans.

NOTE: For a variety of reasons related to funding and scheduling, the NE 125th Street sidewalk project will be built after the NE 125th Street repaving project is completed.  SDOT recognizes that this may extend the amount of time adjacent residents will experience construction impacts and we apologize for any inconvenience.   


Construction of this project is expected to begin In August, 2013.  More information will be posted to the top of this page when available.

Project purpose and funding

This project is identified as a high priority in the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan, which is a long-term master plan to make Seattle the most walkable city in the nation.  This project was also identified as a neighborhood priority by the North District Council, which submitted a proposal to build the project to the Neighborhood Street Fund program in 2007.  Once built, many Lake City residents will have a dedicated walking path to travel along between their homes and the Lake City’s commercial area. 

Funding for this project comes from the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.

For further information, please e-mail the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program at or call (206) 684-7583.

Project elements

  • Building a new concrete sidewalk (with planter strip in some locations)
  • Installing ADA compliant wheelchair ramps
  • Rebuilding driveways
  • Planting trees, grass seed or groundcovers where possible

What to expect during construction

  • Temporary driveway closures (5-7 days)
  • Parking and loading restrictions near work zones
  • Selective tree and vegetation removal
  • Traffic and pedestrian detours
  • Moderate construction noise and dust




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