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Greenwood Ave N Paving Project


Project Updates

12/12/16 The project to repave Greenwood Ave N between N 112th and N 136th, which started this past August, was completed in October. 
SDOT expresses its appreciation to those who live or work adjacent to the construction zone for their patience and understanding during the paving project.

SDOT expects to repave N 136th to N 145th in 2017.   While many details about that project are yet to be determined, additional information can be found at

Project Overview

Beginning in August, Greenwood Ave N from N 112th St to N 136th St will be repaved, a project only expected to take about two and a half months to complete.

Each year, SDOT resurfaces a number of the Citys arterials, determining which streets should be repaved on the basis of traffic volumes and the current condition of the road.

Called a mill and overlay project, the contractor will grind off the top two inches of existing asphalt, make any needed repairs to the road base below, and then repave with new asphalt. This is expected to extend the life of the street for another 10-12 years, and will provide a smoother driving experience.

The project has already replaced seven corner curb ramps at corners. Between N 130th and N 136th, the project will install wheel stops at a number of locations to better differentiate between the existing walkway and where cars should park.

Construction Details & Impact

We expect most of the construction to occur during regular weekday work hours. The contractor will be required to maintain two open southbound traffic lanes during the AM commute and two open northbound lanes during the afternoon commute. While a full closure of Greenwood is not planned at this time, side street connections to Greenwood may be closed and detoured where a large quantity of pavement repair is needed at the intersection.

The contractor will begin work at the north end of the corridor. Repaving in front of Broadview Thompson School will be completed before the start of the school year. More information about the construction schedule will be posted on this website as work progresses.

The grinding of the existing pavement will create a good deal of dust, and some noise. However, the grinding process itself generally moves pretty fast.

Driveway access to Greenwood will likely be restricted for a short period of time when the road is repaved, both while the asphalt is being spread out and compacted, and then for three or four hours for it to cool. SDOT Community Relations staff will contact impacted properties in advance of any needed driveway closures.

On-street parking may be prohibited for periods during construction. In addition, King County Metro may decide that some bus stops must be temporarily closed or moved. Impacted bus patrons are encouraged to contact Metro to obtain information about any such changes.

Project Funding

Design Phase:  $220,000
Construction:  $2,600,000
Funding Source:  Bridging the Gap and Move Seattle Levy


Paul Elliott, SDOT Community Relations

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