Wilson Avenue S Transportation Improvements Project

Updated: July 25, 2018

What’s happening now?

Summer is in full swing in the Southend and so is construction along Wilson Ave S between S Dawson St and S Morgan St.

Crews wrapped up early work and will start working on curb ramps and sidewalks along the west side of the street. They should be on the west side of the street for the next few weeks before hopping over to the east side to do the same work. The roadway work will follow. The project is expected to last through the fall. 

You're probably wondering, "what's up with the protected bike lane?" Well, we hope you will join us on Thursday, August 16 from 6 to 8 PM at the Lakewood Seward Park Community Club for a public meeting. We will be sharing an updated design for the planned protected bike lane. We heard the community's concerns about the protected bike lanes and pedestrian and neighborhood safety. 

You're probably also wondering, "what's up with Seafair, are you guys working?" No! The contractor will be wrapping up work early that weekend and opening up as much access as possible.

Project information line: 206-256-5232
Email: DOT_WilsonAve@seattle.gov

Project Overview

This year, the Seattle Department of Transportation plans to repave just over 2.5 miles of Wilson Ave S between S Dawson St and S Morgan St. As part of the repaving, we will be taking off the old top layer of the road, placing new asphalt and repainting the lane lines. In addition to repaving, we will also be putting in a new protected bike lane along Wilson Ave S between S Dawson St and S Morgan St. Our goal is to improve the safety, accessibility, and comfort for all users.

Other improvements include:

  • Installing or upgrading curb ramps to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Replacing traffic detection loops that control the signals
  • Repairing and replacing some sections of sidewalk in the project area
  • Bringing storm drainage into code compliance where triggered

Wilson avenue map

Wilson Ave S: S Dawson St - Seward Park Ave S design

More information about SDOT's 2018 paving projects

Project Schedule


Initial design and outreach

Spring - Summer 2017

Community outreach continues

Fall 2017

Final design

Late 2017

Advertise for construction

Summer 2018

Construction begins

This schedule if a rough estimation of the project timeline. The schedule is subject to change.


Total project budget: $2.55 million
Funding Sources:

  • SDOT’s Arterial Asphalt and Concrete Program
  • Sidewalk Safety Repair Program
  • Levy to Move Seattle

Get Involved

If you have any questions or would like to request a briefing, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Project information line: 206-256-5232

Email: WilsonAve@Seattle.gov

More information about other 2018 paving projects