Linden Avenue North Complete Street Project
The Linden Avenue North Complete Street Project, located on Linden Avenue N between N 128th and N 145th Streets, improves pedestrian and bicycle safety, completes the missing Interurban Trail link, improves drainage and lighting and redevelops the corridor as a Complete Street. Seattle’s Complete Streets policy is meant to guide the creation of safe streets for all travel modes, designing, as the budget allows, for the wide array of public needs and uses.
Linden Avenue N, looking south from N 143rd Street, before redevelopment
Funding was identified in the 2011-2016 SDOT Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget for the design and construction of the full corridor, between N 128th and N 145th streets. With that missing piece, the project finally moved beyond initial design. That final design won a Puget Sound Regional Council; Vision 2040 Award this year for meeting criteria of strategic and/or innovative investment in facilities to support the development of livable communities as well as increased opportunities and incentives to walk, bicycle or use public transit.
Design Elements for Entire Corridor
Click here to view some past project updates and final design information.
Final Project Schedule
Final Design Open House April 6, 2011
Approximately 50 people attended SDOT’s final design phase Open House April 6, 2011, at Bitter Lake Community Center.
The drop-in session had information available from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to any who came in with a question. While the response was overwhelmingly favorable toward the latest project design, concerns were expressed about potential loss of on-street parking. Next steps include incorporating comments where possible and finalizing both design and right-of-way work necessary before the project can move through the process to select a construction contractor (expected this fall).
Neighbor Appreciation Day February 12, 2011
Neighborhood organizations joined together with City departments to host Neighbor Appreciation Day events February 12, 2011. It was the 17th year for this annual effort. The Linden Avenue N Complete Street Project team was there for the fun at Bitter Lake Community Center. To the right, SDOT’s Linden Avenue N Complete Street Project Public Information Officer George Frost, shares a laugh with long-time improvements advocate Richard Dyksterhuis.
The place was definitely packed for the event, showing a lot of appreciation had by all!
Project Update: February 7, 2011
Great news! The Mayor’s budget to fund the full corridor for Linden Ave N Complete Street has been adopted by the City Council.
The design for the Linden Avenue N Complete Street Project proposes continuous sidewalks, curbs and curb ramps, and tree planting on both sides of the street, buffered bicycle facilities, and new street lighting, pavement, markings.
SDOT is proceeding in 2011 with design, bidding and construction of the full 17 block corridor, instead of only the phase 1 portion. The revised schedule includes construction commencing sometime in the first quarter (first three month) of 2012.
Seattle City Light, in coordination with SDOT, plans to start utility relocations in early 2011, in order for their work to be completed prior to the SDOT bidding and construction.
Project Update: October 19, 2010
As part of his 2011-12 Budget Proposal, Mayor Mike McGinn has proposed funding the full corridor of the Linden Avenue Complete Streets project to the City Council. The City Council is presently considering the Mayor’s proposed budget.
SDOT is currently working on the 60% level of design for the full corridor.
The design for the Linden Ave N Complete Street Project proposes continuous sidewalks, curbs and curb ramps, and planting on both sides of the street, buffered bicycle facilities, and new street pavement, lighting and markings.
Project Update: September 1, 2010
Approximately sixty-five (65) community residents and business owners attended the August 20th SDOT Open House to review the latest project design. The audience was treated to delightful entertainment arranged by the Broadview Community Council and presented with detailed project design drawings and graphics.
SDOT set up tables with duplicate scale drawings of the full 17 block design. Attendees were able to study and ask questions of SDOT staff - Project Engineer David Vijarro, Project Lighting Engineer Ahmed Darrat, Project Manager Connie Zimmerman, and Project Communications Officer George Frost. Twice during the open house the group was gathered for a brief presentation about the status and design revisions, followed by a question and answer session.
SDOT staff presented its proposal to implement the project in phases given the current level of funding available. SDOT has enough funding for the construction of roadway improvements planned between N 130th and N 135th streets, which is being called Phase 1. SDOT is scheduled to start Phase 1 construction in the fall of 2011.
Future phases will be constructed as funding becomes available. Presently SDOT proposes Phase 2 as “everywhere else” in the corridor, i.e. N 128th to N 130 th and N 135th to N 145th streets.
The current schedule for Phase 1:
Pictures from the August 20th Open House/Community Meeting: