Nickerson Paving Project
Taking care of the basics
Nickerson/W Nickerson St is a principal arterial, major truck route, and a transit street on the north side of Queen Anne that serves 23,000 drivers on an average weekday. Nickerson/W Nickerson St runs parallel to the Ship Canal and is an important access route for freight and maritime communities, and connects Westlake, Fremont, Ballard, and Interbay. Nickerson/W Nickerson St is bordered by residential homes, industrial properties, retail businesses, and Seattle Pacific University.
Pavement on Nickerson/W Nickerson St is marked by cracks and potholes and the road base needs repair in many locations. As part of our Paving Program, we'll repave Nickerson/W Nickerson St curb-to-curb between Etruria St and 15th Ave W to make it safer and more comfortable to travel on and extend its useful life. To take advantage of grant opportunities, paving and pedestrian improvement work between 13th Ave W and 15th Ave W has been postponed until late 2017 or early 2018.
Nickerson/W Nickerson St was restriped in 2010 to improve traffic operation and safety. This project will repaint the existing pavement markings that are in place, maintaining the street operation that's in place today.
The Nickerson Paving Project will include the following elements:
Street paving includes "mill and overlay" work with some road base repair in select locations. Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 7 AM – 6 PM, with potential for some night or weekend work. We'll provide advanced notice for any night or weekend work. Please note that work hours are subject to change based on the contractor's schedule and other factors. Construction for the whole project will last about 6 months total, and crews will be completing work in front of a given property in shorter phases to maximize efficiency and reduce individual impacts as much as possible.
Nickerson St/W Nickerson St will be open throughout construction and we'll maintain access to shops, offices, and businesses throughout construction. Please remember to visit Nickerson businesses during construction!
Other SDOT projects in the area
Interbay Trail Connections Project – We’re working on a transportation safety and mobility project in the Interbay and Magnolia communities to better connect major trails. We're proposing a family-friendly connection for people traveling between the Ship Canal Trail, Elliot Bay Trail, and the Ballard Locks, which will help people reach Westlake, downtown, and the Burke-Gilman Trail. Construction on this project will also begin this summer and is scheduled be complete by the end of the year.
This is our anticipated project timeline, but dates are subject to change.
We're committed to keeping you informed and working with neighbors to limit construction impacts to the extent feasible. Here are some ways to get more information about the project:
Phone line: (206) 615-0925
Community Outreach Lead