Holman Rd NW and 13th Ave NW New Signal

Updated: March 14, 2019

What’s happening now?

Work on the crossing of Holman Rd NW is expected to continue for three to four more weeks. To facilitate work, one lane of Holman Rd NW in each direction will be closed during work hours (7 AM to 4 PM). The lane will be reopened at night. NW 92nd St will remain closed at 13th Ave NW for the duration of construction. 13th Ave NW will be closed during the day when the contractor is working at the site and reopened at night. Access to the pedestrian bridge will be maintained. Crews will be available to assist people unable to use the pedestrian bridge through the work site.

No park signs have been placed along NW 92nd St to prepare for new painted lines on the road. As soon as Monday, March 18 crews will restripe the roadway between 12th and 13th Ave NW. The new striping will change the parking configuration from perpendicular to parallel parking. It will also create a walkway for pedestrians on the south side of the street.

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What to expect during construction:

  • Construction hours on weekdays, 7 AM - 4 PM
  • Construction is expected to last 3-4 more weeks
  • Closure of NW 92nd St at 13th Ave NW
  • Temporary closures of 13th Ave NW
  • Lane closures along Holman Rd NW
  • One lane of traffic in each direction to be maintained
  • Temporary park pathway and sidewalk closures
  • Detoured walking and biking routes
  • Crews will help people who need assistance through the work site
  • Parking and loading restrictions
  • Noise, dust, truck activity, and vibration
  • Pedestrian bridge will remain open during construction

Here’s the design for the Holman Rd NW at 13th Ave NW Signal project, which includes revisions to keep the pedestrian overpass, one crosswalk, and a new signal design.

Project map

For more information about final design, click here to see our January 31 email update.

Project Overview

In 2016, the Holman Rd NW and 13th Ave NW Signal project was one of 12 selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through SDOT's Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program. The NSF program funds projects requested by the community.

Community members concerned about the safety of students crossing at street level at this location made the request for a new traffic signal and crosswalk. There are currently no signalized crossings along the half-mile stretch between Holman Rd NW and 6th Ave NW (where the QFC is located) and the top of the hill at Holman Rd NW and Mary Ave NW. This project will improve safety, predictability, and accessibility for people walking, biking, using mobility devices, and riding transit along Holman Rd NW.

We initially proposed removing the pedestrian bridge that crosses over Holman Rd NW at this location and installing 2 crosswalks at the intersection. Our proposal to remove the bridge came as a surprise to many people, and we received extensive feedback urging us to keep it.

Before making a final decision, we hosted a public meeting on July 19 where people heard from us about why we proposed to remove the pedestrian bridge and shared feedback about the importance of the bridge to the community. At this meeting, we agreed to reexamine our design options.

We've come up with a solution that keeps the bridge and installs one crosswalk just below it. This design requires more complex signal design and additional soil and foundation work, which is in part why it was not our initial recommendation, which followed standard design procedures.


  • New pedestrian and bike signal and crosswalk on Holman Rd NW at 13th Ave NW


  • Enhanced safety for people crossing Holman Rd NW at street level at 13th Ave NW
  • Improved accessibility for people using mobility devices, riding bikes, or pushing strollers
  • Increased visibility of transit travelers


Design Concept visualization

Nearby projects

North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway & School Safety Project



NSF applications and project selection


Project design


Project construction


NSF applications and project selection (new cycle)


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. Feel free to contact us, and be on the lookout for more information.

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Updated: 1/29/2018