Yesler Way and 3rd Ave Sidewalk Repairs

Updated: February 18, 2021

What’s happening now?

We're on track to build this community-requested project this year.  

Thank you to all who participated in the community prioritization process and provided feedback on initial project designs!   

Project Overview

The project, located at the southwest corner of the Yesler Way and 3rd Ave S intersection, aims to repair the sidewalk surface above an areaway.


  • The concept funded by the Levy Oversight Committee includes repairing the sidewalk surface and replacing historic purple glass panels.


  • Improve mobility: Repairing the sidewalk surface improves mobility for pedestrians, especially those using wheelchairs and other mobility assistive devices
  • Preserve affordable housing: Fixing the sidewalk should address a drainage problem at an adjacent historic building that serves low-income residents
  • Enhance Pioneer Square's historic character: Several historic purple glass skylights embedded in the sidewalk are in poor condition. Repairing or replacing these will restore the historic appearance of the sidewalk

Existing sidewalk at 3rd and Yesler

Existing sidewalk at 3rd and Yesler


A map of the project area of the southwest corner of Yesler Way and 3rd Ave S


The NSF program runs on 3-year cycles to select, design, and build projects. The application phase for the 2019-2021 cycle opened October 2018 and projects will be constructed in 2021.

NSF timeline

Applications 2018
Community Prioritization and Voting 2019
Design 2020
Construction 2021

Project Background

In 2019, the Yesler Way and 3rd Ave Sidewalk Repair Project was one of 15 selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through SDOT's Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Program. Neighborhood Street Fund is a City program, running on 3-year cycles, that enables neighbors to propose and help prioritize transportation-related projects that are then built by the Seattle Department of Transportation. 


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