NE Pacific St Paving Project

Updated: June 11, 2020

What's happening now?

As soon as mid-June, construction will begin for improvements on NE Pacific St from 15th Ave NE to Montlake Blvd NE. These improvements include preventative repair of the road, paving, restriping, and the addition of new ADA curb ramps. Construction is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2020.

Project Overview

NE Pacific St Paving Project map

NE Pacific St is a major corridor that connects northeast Seattle to the University District, and is a major transit street, serving many King County Metro routes. This section of NE Pacific St is home to University of Washington Medical Center.

  Paving projects provide opportunities to cost-effectively update street designs to promote safety. We prioritize paving based on pavement condition, traffic volume, geographic equity, cost, and opportunities for grants or coordination with other projects in the area. As part of our paving program, we'll pave approximately 0.3 miles of NE Pacific St to make it safer and more comfortable to travel on, and to extend the useful life of the street.

Example of paving

Curb ramps are sloped transitions from the sidewalk down to the crosswalk, which facilitate increased accessibility, particularly for those with limited mobility. Curb ramp design and construction follow Americans with Disabilities (ADA) guidelines which includes a ramp with a detectable warning surface, landings, and necessary sidewalk transitions and (minor) utility modifications.

Curb ramps


Summer 2020 - construction begins

Graphic showing that we are in the construction phase of the project

Construction is expected to begin as soon as June 15, 2020 and will continue for 3-4 months and is weather dependent.

What to Expect During Construction

  • Sidewalk and curb ramp construction
  • Night and weekend work to minimize traffic impacts ·Traffic control with lane closures and possible detours 
  • Temporary parking restrictions
  • Temporary pedestrian and bike detours around the work zone and staging area
  • Access to businesses and homes will be maintained at all times
  • Typical construction noise, dust, and vibrations


This project is part of SDOT's Arterial and Asphalt and Concrete (AAC) Paving Program. Design and construction of our paving projects, as well as the safety and mobility improvements shown, are funded by the Levy to Move Seattle, approved by Seattle voters in November 2015. Learn more about the levy.

Move Seattle Levy logo

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