Phinney Ave N / Fremont Ave N / N 50th Street Arterial Improvements Project
July 5, 2006
Project Information (PDF format)
This project has been completed, thank you for your patience during our
In the coming months, the Seattle Department of
Transportation (SDOT) will be making much needed
improvements on Phinney Avenue N from N 50th
Street to N 73rd Street, on Fremont Avenue N
between N 46th Street and N 50th Street, and on
N 50th Street from Latona Ave N to Phinney Ave N.
In keeping with Mayor Nickels' transportation goals,
this project helps "get Seattle moving" and promotes
What will be done and what will be the benefits?
|Construction of curb bulbs at four heavily-used crosswalks will make crossing the street safer by shortening the distance from curb to curb.|
- Construction of curb bulbs on Phinney Ave N at
N 53rd and N 55th Streets in front of the Woodland
Park Zoo and the Norse Home, at N 58th
and at N 60th will make the crosswalks safer by
reducing the crossing distance. These will be
enhanced with landscaping where possible.
- Installation of over 100 retrofitted or new curb ramps
that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act
will make the curbs safer for both wheel chairs and
people with impaired vision.
- Traffic signal improvements will be installed on
Phinney Avenue N, Fremont Avenue N, and N 50th
Street from Latona Avenue N to Phinney Avenue N
and at the intersection of 46th and Greenlake Way N.
This will link the intersections to the city-wide control
system improving emergency vehicle response time,
and reducing travel time and congestion in the N
50th Street corridor. The corridor will also be
reconfigured to provide safer left turn movements.
- Resurfacing Phinney Ave N from N 50 to N 73rd
Streets will extend the useful life of the roadway
while providing a smoother street for all modes of
Upcoming construction schedule:
- Construction began in mid-June and, weather permitting, will end by late February, 2006.
What to expect during construction:
|Fiber optics will be installed that will allow the City's Transportation Management Center to monitor and better control traffic flow through the area.|
- Temporary loss of curb-side parking
- Very temporary loss of driveway access
- Noise which will be monitored to be within legally
- Fumes and dust may occur very briefly during the
asphalt paving process
Where did these plans originate?
This project incorporates elements of the Phinney
and Wallingford Neighborhood Plans and is part of
SDOT's Transportation Strategic Plan that promotes
making the best use of streets, making the most of
transportation investments, and improving safety
while also encouraging walking and biking.
Project information and updates:
- Available on signs located on Phinney Ave N at
N 50th Street and at N 67th Street.
- Via e-mail construction advisory messages;
you may sign up for these messages here
or contact Peg Nielsen who will add you to the