Wilson Avenue S Transportation Improvements Project

Updated: May 6, 2019

What’s happening now?

Starting as early as Monday, April 29 and lasting through the completion of paving, we will be implementing a northbound detour along Wilson Ave S between S Morgan St and S Dawson St (see map below for details). This detour is necessary so we can repave the street. The schedule for this work is subject to change.

Wilson Ave S detour map

Check out more details in our latest email update.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Lakewood Seward Park Neighborhood Association meeting in January. Notes from the meeting are now available. 

In response to feedback received during and after this meeting, we have updated the protected bike lane design to include planters and posts. You can review the updated design here. Please share your feedback on the location of proposed planters by emailing us at DOT_WilsonAve@seattle.gov

Questions about construction? Email the project team at DOT_WilsonAve@seattle.gov or call 206-256-5232

Project Overview

We're working 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

Cross section of layout

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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 the project team.

Voicemail: 206-256-5232

Email: DOT_WilsonAve@seattle.gov

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