NE 70th St and I-5 Crossing Improvements

What's happening now?

We've received lots of informative feedback on this project since community outreach began last spring, some of which has been incorporated into 60% design plans. Check out the revised design. You can also view our September 2017 fact sheet. Both can also be viewed below.

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Project Overview

Crossing improvements for people walking, biking, and driving are coming to NE 70th St between 6th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE. Improvements between 6th Ave NE and 8th Ave NE were requested by the community as part of the City's Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF). These improvements include new all-way stops at the intersections of NE 70th St at 8th Ave NE and 6th Ave NE, new crosswalks, a walkway, and protected bike lanes in both directions. We're also consolidating parking and adding a protected bike lane on the south side of NE 70th St between 8th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE, and adding a neighborhood greenway connection on NE 70th between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE.

Elements

  • New all-way stops at the intersections of NE 70th St at 8th Ave NE and 6th Ave NE
  • New curb bulbs and ramps at 6th Ave NE and 8th Ave NE
  • A painted walkway on the north side of the I-5 overpass
  • Protected bike lanes in both directions between 6th Ave NE and 8th Ave NE
  • Protected bike lane (eastbound) between 8th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE
  • Neighborhood greenway connection, speed humps between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE

Benefits

  • Adds predictability for all travelers as they move through the NE 70th St and 8th Ave NE intersection
  • Enhances safety for people walking and biking
  • Provides a continuous sidewalk network on the north side of the street

Neighborhood greenway connection on NE 70th St between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE

Between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE, we plan to add a neighborhood greenway to connect the NSF project and the protected bike lane to the future protected bike lanes that are being added as part of the 15th Ave NE paving project. Greenway elements include adding speed humps and signage.

Design

Revised design
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NE 70th St between 8th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE (Facing west)

Design street view

We're also adding bike lanes on NE 70th St between 8th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE. Parking will be consolidated to the south side of the street. A protected bike lane (eastbound) will be installed on the south side of the street, and a bike lane (westbound) added to the north side of the street.

Schedule

2016

NSF applications and project selection

2017

Project design

2018

Project construction

2019

NSF applications and project selection (new cycle)

Project Funding

Funding comes from the 2015 voter-approved, 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, which will improve safety for all travelers, maintain streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. The levy includes $24 million to continue the Neighborhood Street Fund program over the 9 years.

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We're committed to keeping you informed throughout the life of the project. Email is the best way to stay up to date on the project and to get notifications about construction in 2018.

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Past outreach events
DateAudience
September 26, 2017 Roosevelt Neighborhood Association Briefing
September 13, 2017 Green Lake Community Council Presentation
May 18, 2017 NE 65th Vision Zero Project Neighborhood Transportation Forum
March 28, 2017 Public Meeting
February 28, 2017 NE 65th Vision Zero Project Neighborhood Transportation Forum

Materials

Fact Sheet (September 2017)
Fact Sheet (May 2017)
Fact Sheet (February 2017)
SDOT Project Review Document

To request information in another format:

We are designing and building a transportation project proposed by your neighbors to make it safer for people walking and biking and to strengthen community. To learn more about the project or request translations call (206) 508-1450

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