Greenwood Ave N

Updated: February 28, 2020

What’s happening now?

In the last month, we have taken advantage of the sunny weather to pour most of the sidewalks between N 136th and 143rd streets. We have also finished most of the additional work in this area, including drainage improvements and a rock retaining wall. We are now putting the finishing touches on this section of the project and looking ahead to installing a new curb, gutter, and sidewalk in the north half of the project, between N 143rd and 145th streets. We expect to complete all sidewalk work in early April.

In early March, we will begin preparing to repave the roadway of Greenwood Ave N. Once we begin this work, street parking will no longer be available within the work zone for residents.  Thank you for complying with the No Parking signs so that we can have the space to complete our work.

We plan to keep the current roadway configuration, with one lane in each direction, in place until the project is complete. We ask that drivers be cautious when traveling through the work zone - we appreciate your patience during construction as we work to make these safety improvements!

Questions about the project?

Email the project team at pedestrianimprovements1@seattle.gov or call 206-257-2215.

Project Overview

We are working to repave Greenwood Ave N between N 137th and N 145th streets, as well as adding sidewalks, curbs, and parking strips where they don't presently exist. Other improvements will include Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at each intersection in the project area, pedestrian signal improvements at N 145th St, and a new traffic signal at N 137th St. These improvements will help achieve Seattle's Vision Zero goal to end all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

The first phase of the project was completed in 2018 and installed a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb, and gutter on the east side of Greenwood Ave N. Crews also installed a new pedestrian-activated traffic signal at N 137th St. 

The second phase of the project, currently underway, will construct a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb and gutter on the west side of Greenwood Ave N between N 136th and N 145th streets. After the sidewalk work is complete, crews will return in spring 2020 to pave the entire roadway on Greenwood.

Project map

Schedule

2016 - 2018: Design phase

June 2018 - December 2018: Phase 1 construction - east side improvements

September 2019 - Spring 2020: Phase 2 construction - west side improvements

Spring 2020: Phase 2 construction - repave Greenwood Ave N

Materials

Construction notice (Fall 2019)

Fact sheet (Summer 2019)

Construction flyer (July 2019)

Funding

This project is funded by SDOT's Safe Routes to School Program, Sidewalk Development Program and the Move Seattle Levy, which was approved by voters in 2015.

Get Involved

To sign up for email updates on the project, please contact us at pedestrianimprovements1@seattle.gov or 206-257-2215.

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has determined that the Greenwood Avenue N Pedestrian Improvements Project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. As a result, SDOT issued a Determination of Non-significance (DNS) on June 25, 2018. This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist.