6th Ave Paving Project

What's Happening Now

Starting as soon as November 13, we will begin to upgrade curb ramps in the project area to comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Our curb ramp work along the corridor is divided into 2 segments to minimize disruption in the retail core during the holiday shopping season.

  • Seneca St to Yesler Way: This fall and winter, we'll make curb ramp upgrades and sidewalk repairs, and install a new crossing beacon at Marion St.
  • Stewart St to University St: Starting in early 2018, we'll make curb ramp upgrades and sidewalk repairs.

Paving will start as soon as spring 2018.

For more information about construction impacts, check out our factsheet and construction flyer.

Questions about the project?

Email us at 6thAvePaving@seattle.gov or call (206) 727-3669.

Overview

We're planning to pave 6th Ave between Stewart St and Yesler Way. Each year, we pave arterial streets in poor condition to make them safer, smoother, and to extend their useful life. Keeping our transportation system in a state of good repair helps lower the cost of future maintenance. Initial construction on the 6th Ave Paving Project is expected to begin this fall. While grinding and paving will not begin until spring 2018, we'll begin upgrading curb ramps to comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act standards and install a new crossing beacon at Marion St.

We selected and prioritized this project based on pavement condition, traffic volumes, opportunities to improve the roadway's operations, and more.

We will:

  • Upgrade curb ramps and make minor sidewalk fixes at select locations on both sides of 6th Ave
  • Repair the underlying street base
  • Grind existing pavement and pave the street curb to curb
  • Install a new crossing beacon to improve safety for people crossing at Marion St
  • Replace traffic detection sensors

Levy to Move Seattle LogoFunding

The $2.37M project budget is being funded by the voter-approved Transportation Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015.

Map

6th Ave project paving map

Materials

Updated: 11/14/2017