NE Northlake Way Sidewalk Project
Last updated: September 21, 2017
Northlake Way has a new sidewalk! This project:
NE Northlake Way is a major arterial and major truck street that lacked sidewalks in the project area. This area of NE Northlake Way is home to a small business district including maritime businesses, service shops, and restaurants. This sidewalk was a high priority in SDOT’s pedestrian Master Plan and now connects NE Northlake Way with existing sidewalk on NE Pacific St and the sidewalk network near the University of Washington campus.
Sidewalks are the building blocks of our pedestrian network and we're adding to this network, one block at a time. They create a safer, more accessible, and more comfortable environment for people walking. Sidewalks create a designated walking space, which helps improve safety and predictability for all travelers.
This project is funded through SDOT's Sidewalk Development Program, with funds from the Levy to Move Seattle. Approved by voter in 2015, the 9-year $930 million Levy to Move Seattle provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city, Learn more about the levy at www.seattle.gov/LevytoMoveSeattle.
Sidewalks often mark the boundary between private property and the public right of way so building new sidewalk requires extensive coordination with adjacent properties. We’ve worked closely with property owners and residents in the project area throughout the project’s design. As we approach construction, our outreach team will provide notification of construction impacts, schedule, and sequencing.
For general comments and questions, please contact SDOT at 206-684-ROAD (7623).