Greenwood Ave N

Updated: July 13, 2018

What’s happening now?

As soon as July 9, crews will begin constructing a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb, and gutter on the east side of Greenwood. The first work area will be between N 137th and N 138th, with work progressing from south to north, toward N 145th.

We will be distributing flyers in advance of work near affected properties. For more information about impacts and what to expect during construction, read our construction flyer.

Questions about the project?

Email the project team at pedestrianimprovements1@seattle.gov or call 206-684-5073.

Project Overview

We are planning 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 will construct a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb and gutter along the east side of Greenwood Ave N between N 137th and N 145th streets, as well as a new pedestrian activated signal at N 137th St.

The second phase of the project, expected to start construction in 2019, will repave the entire roadway and will construct a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb and gutter on the west side of Greenwood Ave N between N 137th and N 145th streets.

Project map

Schedule

Construction, initially expected to begin in 2017, was delayed due to the need to obtain temporary construction easements, which permit contractor crews to do some of their work from adjacent private property. Construction is now expected to begin as soon as July 2018 for the pedestrian safety improvements on the east side of Greenwood Ave N. Sidewalks on the west side and paving of the entire roadway is expected to start construction in 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

Before construction begins, we will invite the community to join us for an informational drop-in session.

  • June 7, 4-7PM at Caffe Musica (14300 Greenwood Ave)

To sign up for email updates on the project, please contact us at pedestrianimprovements1@seattle.gov.

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.

The public is invited to provide comments on the DNS and checklist. Comments must be provided no later than 5:00 pm, July 9, 2018.

In addition, any interested person may appeal this DNS by submitting a Notice of Appeal and a filing fee to the Office of the Hearing Examiner no later than 5:00 PM on July 16, 2018.

Please see the DNS linked above for more information on providing comments and submitting appeals.