25th Ave NE Paving Project

Updated: May 13, 2019

What’s happening now?

Crews completed paving on 25th Ave NE on April 23. Crews will be returning to permanently restripe the roadway as early as May 20. On street parking will be closed during this work. Please park on nearby arterials. Before striping begins, we will send an email with details about what to expect during the work. 

For more information, please sign up for updates using the form to the right or click this link.

We realize the inconvenience this creates and appreciate your patience. Our intention is to protect the roadway and personal property during this work.

For the latest construction updates, see our construction email update archive. If you have any questions, please email the project team at 25thAvePaving@seattle.gov or call 206-733-9050.

Questions about the project?
Email the project team at 25thAvePaving@seattle.gov or call 206-733-9050.

Project Overview

25th Ave NE connects the Ravenna and Roosevelt neighborhoods to many local retail establishments and services. It is also a transit route with service connecting northeast Seattle to the U District, Link light rail, and downtown Seattle.

Each year, we pave arterial streets in poor condition to make them safer, smoother, and to extend their useful life. We prioritize paving projects based on pavement condition, traffic volume, geographic equity, cost, and opportunities for grants or coordination with other projects in the area. Paving streets also creates opportunities to improve street safety and move people and goods more efficiently in a growing Seattle.

Read more about our current paving projects.

Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) plans to repave approximately 1.25 miles of 25th Ave NE between Montlake Boulevard NE and NE 65th St (see map below). Repaving will make the street more comfortable to drive on and extend its useful life. This maintenance work does not preclude us from returning later to make additional improvements to 25th Ave NE.

As part of the repaving, crews will use a construction technique called "mill and overlay" to grind off the top two inches of existing road surface, make any needed repairs to the road base below, and then repave with new asphalt and repaint the lane striping. This work is expected to extend the life of the street for another 10-12 years and will provide a smoother driving experience.

The project will also:

  • Upgrade curb ramps: In select locations, we will upgrade curb ramps in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Make minor drainage system upgrades: These upgrades will help remove stormwater from the road
  • Replace traffic sensors: These sensors, also known as "traffic detention loops" help control the traffic signals at intersections
  • Make bus stop improvements: We are working with King County Metro to improve the sidewalk at several bus stops and install a new shelter at NE Blakely St

Our team is coordinating with other nearby projects that will be in construction at the same time, including the 35th Ave NE Paving Project and the NE 65th St Vision Zero Project (see links below). We will also coordinate with the University of Washington to ensure construction activities do not occur on game days.

Project overview map


2016 Initial design
Summer 2017 Updated design
Spring 2018 Final design
Summer 2018 Pre-construction begins
Fall 2018 Construction begins
Spring 2019 Major construction activities complete


Total project budget: $5.7 million

Funding sources:

  • Move Seattle Levy
  • Federal Highway Administration grant

Contact Information

We're committed to keeping you informed and working with neighbors to limit construction impacts as much as reasonably feasible. Please contact us with any questions.

Phone: 206-733-9050
Email: 25thAvePaving@seattle.gov

Community Outreach Lead
Emily Reardon

Project Manager
Brian Glas


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