Waterway 22 Sidewalk
Last updated: February 4, 2016
If you have questions or concerns, please send them to NSF@seattle.gov .
On January 26, 2016 SDOT decided to eliminate the Waterway 22 project from the NSF construction and to re-evaluate the traffic and safety issues at this location.
The original concept was to place the new sidewalk where the casual footpath is, entirely south of the existing roadway and crash barrier. This solution would have involved two factors not authorized within the Neighborhood Street Fund program: use of non-SDOT property and a Fish & Wildlife permit.
As a result, the project design placed the new Waterway 22 sidewalk partially on top of the south side of the existing roadway. This required shifting the travel lanes to the north, eliminating curbside parking on the north side of N. Northlake Way just east of Stone Way North, which was understood. However, this configuration also made certain truck turning movements effectively impossible, which was not initially apparent. Modifying this design could not preserve these existing freight movements, when this problem was identified in November 2015 the project was placed on hold.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to construct pedestrian and bicycle improvements in the Fremont/Wallingford neighborhood. This project will include:
- A new sidewalk on the west side of Stone Way N, south of N 34th Street
- A new sidewalk on the south side of N Northlake Way at Waterway 22
- A striped crosswalk on the west side of Stone Way N at N Northlake Way
- New curb ramps, compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, on the west side of Stone Way N and on the south side of N Northlake Way
- A new right-turn only lane on southbound Stone Way N, north of N 34th Street
- The southbound lanes on Stone Way N, south of N 34th Street, will be reduced to one, while the two northbound lanes on Stone Way N, south of N 34th Street, will remain intact
The goal of this project is to improve the flow of bicycle, pedestrian, car and truck traffic that converges in this area. These sidewalks will help define the entrance to N Northlake Way, west of Stone Way N and provide access management to the adjacent driveway.
The work is one of the 12 projects selected by the Bridging the Gap Oversight Committee to be completed as part of the Neighborhood Street Fund program, which is funded by the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation levy, passed by voters in November 2006 and scheduled to expire in 2015.
Click here to view the design plans.
If you have questions about this project or would like to be added to the mailing list, contact the project team at NSF@seattle.gov or 206-733-9361.
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