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2012 NE Ravenna Blvd Paving

Project Overview

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will repave N.E. Ravenna Blvd., between E. Greenlake Dr. N. and 15th Ave NE in 2012.  

The project is funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006. 

Project Description:

This project will resurface N.E. Ravenna Blvd. and include other minor improvements. Construction work will consist of:

  • Grinding and removing the existing asphalt roadway
  • Repairing select areas of the underlying concrete roadway base
  • Repaving the roadway with a new asphalt layer
  • Upgrading pedestrian curb ramps
  • Building a new curb bulb at E. Greenlake Dr. N. and N.E. 71st St. to improve the pedestrian environment 

The project will be divided into two phases to minimize construction impacts on residents and businesses and to best coordinate the construction efforts with other area projects and special events. 

  • Phase 1 – N.E. Ravenna Blvd. from E. Greenlake Dr. N. to 8th Ave. N.E.; March 21 through late spring, 2012.
  • Phase 2 – N.E. Ravenna Blvd from 8th Ave. N.E. to 15th Ave. N.E.; late spring through end of July, 2012.

Traffic Restrictions:  Traffic will be reduced to one lane near work zones. During significant construction activities, such as grinding and final paving, portions of the roadway will be closed and traffic will be detoured. On-street parking will be temporarily removed and loading restrictions may be in place. Advanced notice will be provided.

The bike lane will be closed at times during construction and appropriate signage will be used to guide bicyclists through or around the work zone for the duration of the project.

Project Schedule:
Construction began March 21, 2012 and is expected to be substantially complete by fall 2012.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • Lane closures
  • Traffic slowdowns and detours
  • Pedestrian and bike detours
  • Parking and loading restrictions. [Important Note: Vehicles parked in No Parking zones may be towed.]
  • Short-term driveway restrictions
  • Occasional night work and street closures
  • Construction noise and dust
  • Some tree trimming
  • Regular notices with more schedule and location specific information during construction


Project Contacts:

Paul Elliott, Project Communications Lead,, (206) 684-5321

Terry Plumb, Project Manager,, (206) 733-9053

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