Greenwood Sidewalk Project: N 117th – 125th St

Updated June 1, 2022

What's Happening Now?

Construction has started on the east side of Greenwood at 125th St and will progress southward toward 117th St. Once the east side is complete, crews will switch over to the west side and work their way back north to 125th. As the new sidewalks are completed, landscaping work will begin. You will see a combination of trees, shrubs and grass in the planting strips. Landscaping in the planting strip has been determined by SDOT Urban Forestry using several safety factors such as meeting clearance requirements and proximity to other trees, poles and driveways. This project will install 49 new trees along the corridor, and will provide the additional trees necessary to meet the 2 for 1 Executive Order Standard to be planted by SDOT Urban Forestry.

Trees to be removed and replaced have been posted with a placard from Urban Forestry at least 10 days prior to their removal. Properties with any encroaching trees and/or landscaping have been notified individually. If you wish to salvage any of your trees or landscaping, please do so prior to the start of construction.

Construction will begin as soon as March 2022 and is scheduled to last 6-8 months. Community members should expect pre-construction notices in the form of mailers and signage in the coming weeks to indicate that construction will begin. Thank you for your patience as we prepare for this work.

Questions about the project?

Email us at GreenwoodSidewalks@seattle.gov or leave us a voicemail at (206) 450-0838.

Project Overview

We're planning to install new sidewalks along both sides of Greenwood Ave N between N 117th St and N 125th St. Construction is expected to start as soon as March 2022. 

Greenwood Ave is lined with homes, apartments, condominiums, and businesses, while also being a frequently used bus route.  The segment of Greenwood between N 117th St and N 125th St in Broadview has been a longstanding priority for a new sidewalk construction.

These new sidewalks will fill critical gaps and help connect residents to frequent transit services, schools, and other neighborhood destinations. These improvements will help achieve Seattle's Vision Zero goal to end all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. 

Particularly along Greenwood Ave N, the Broadview community has experienced flooding issues as well as underinvestment in pedestrian infrastructure. With this project we plan to perform spot natural drainage treatments, which will enhance water quality and drainage in this area.  

Project Background

Since 2016 we've been working to install sidewalks along Greenwood Ave N between N 92nd St and N 145th St. In addition to new sidewalk, we've added curbs, planting strips, pedestrian signal improvements, new traffic signals and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps.

Current pedestrian conditions along Greenwood Ave N

Current pedestrian conditions along Greenwood Ave N.

Map of pedestrian improvements along Greenwood Ave

Project Area

Project area is along Greenwood from 117th to 125th

Schedule

Construction begins between N 117th St and N 125th St - March 2022

Agreement finalized between SDOT and property owners - November 2021

Virtual presentation to community groups - September 2020

Post card mailed to nearby businesses and residents - June 2020

Materials

Pre-construction Notice (March 2022)

Tree Removal Letter (March 2022)

Mailer to residents (June 2020)

Funding

This project is funded by the Move Seattle Levy, which was approved by voters in 2015.

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