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2014 Arterial Paving Project: Holman Road NW

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November 3, 2014

Construction Update: From 7 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, Nov.1, The left turn lanes on Holman Road NW at 3rd Avenue NW and 15th Avenue NW will be closed in both directions during this work, but drivers will be able to make left turns using the adjacent traffic lane. Left turns will not be restricted in either direction. This work is weather dependent and will not impact local bus service. 

Project Description

Holman Road is one of Seattle’s busiest arterials and is in need of repairs. In order to provide drivers with an efficient route, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will repave 1.3 miles of Holman Road and make pedestrian safety improvements from Greenwood Ave. N. to NW 87th Street. Construction began the week of April 14, 2014

Elements

  • Grind and repave
  • A new median at 7th Avenue NW
  • A new pedestrian median at 13th Avenue NW
  • An enlarged median at 15th Avenue NW
  • Repair sidewalk spots and build curb ramps
  • Make bus zone and shelter improvements
  • Temporary pedestrian safety improvements on Mary Avenue NW and NW 92nd Street
  • Bridge expansion joint replacement

Project Benefits

  • Extend life of roadway
  • A smoother ride for drivers
  • Increased pedestrian accessibility and providing safer access
  • Bus stop improvements including lighting


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What to expect during construction

Construction began the week of April 14, 2014, and is expected to be complete in September. Normal work hours will be 7 AM. to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, with some weekend and weeknight work. In order to reduce the impact to surrounding communities, work has been divided into two zones and will be constructed one phase at a time.

Zone 1: The first zone of the project will be on Holman Road NW between 7th Avenue NW and Greenwood Avenue N. During this phase drivers can expect:

  • Work hours: 7 AM – 5 PM
  • Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction on Holman Road NW
  • Occasional driveway closures
  • Parking and loading restrictions near work zones
  • Pedestrian and cyclist detours
  • Occasional intersection closures
  • Construction noise and dust
  • Temporary bus stop relocations or closures

Zone 2: The second zone of the project will be on Holman Road NW between NW 87th Street and 7th Avenue NW. This phase will include replacing bridge expansion joints, which will require full weekend night closures in both directions. During this phase, drivers can expect:

  • Work hours: 7 AM – 5 PM
  • Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction on Holman Road NW
  • One 24-hour closure in both directions of Holman Road between 7th and 9th  avenues NW for bridge deck repairs
  • Occasional driveway closures
  • Parking and loading restrictions near work zones
  • Pedestrian and cyclist detours
  • Occasional intersection closures
  • Daytime, nighttime, and weekend work activities
  • Construction noise and dust
  • Temporary bus stop relocations or closures

Safe Routes to School

Wheel stops were installed at the end of August 2014. No parking signs will be installed by the end of October.

As part of this work, temporary wheel stops will be installed to provide a safer passage for pedestrians and bicyclists along Mary Avenue NW and NW 92nd Street. This improvement will be in effect until a new sidewalk is built as part of a Safe Routes to School project in 2016.

Residents along Mary Avenue NW and NW 92nd Street can expect changes in parking on this route.

Project Funding

Funding for this project includes a Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) preservation grant of $1.1 million and Bridging the Gap funding of $2.7 million.

More Information

For questions regarding this project, please contact Maribel Cruz at Maribel.cruz@seattle.gov or 206-684-7963.

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