25th Ave NE Paving Project

Updated: July 29, 2019

What’s happening now?

Construction on 25th Ave NE is now complete! Crews are wrapping up final restoration tasks on 25th Ave NE. Crews may be seen throughout the corridor working on smaller items, but we anticipate these activities to have little impact on those using the corridor. 

For past construction updates, see our construction email update archive

As the major work on our project is now complete, our project email and voicemail line will no longer be in service.

The best way to contact us is through SDOT's general information line:

Call 206-684-ROAD (7623)
Email 684-Road@seattle.gov

Thank you, Northeast Seattle!

Project Overview

25th Ave NE connects the Ravenna and Roosevelt neighborhoods to many local retail establishments and services. It is also a transit route with service connecting northeast Seattle to the U District, Link light rail, and downtown Seattle.

Each year, we pave arterial streets in poor condition to make them safer, smoother, and to extend their useful life. We prioritize paving projects based on pavement condition, traffic volume, geographic equity, cost, and opportunities for grants or coordination with other projects in the area. Paving streets also creates opportunities to improve street safety and move people and goods more efficiently in a growing Seattle.

Read more about our current paving projects.

Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) repaved approximately 1.25 miles of 25th Ave NE between Montlake Boulevard NE and NE 65th St (see map below). Repaving makes the street more comfortable to drive on and extends its useful life. This maintenance work does not preclude us from returning later to make additional improvements to 25th Ave NE.

As part of the repaving, crews used a construction technique called "mill and overlay" to grind off the top two inches of existing road surface, made needed repairs to the road base below, and then repaved with new asphalt and repainted the lane striping. This work is expected to extend the life of the street for another 10-12 years and provides a smoother driving experience.

The project has:

  • Upgraded curb ramps: In select locations, we upgraded curb ramps in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Made minor drainage system upgrades: These upgrades help remove stormwater from the road
  • Replaced traffic sensors: These sensors, also known as "traffic detention loops" help control the traffic signals at intersections
  • Made bus stop improvements: We worked with King County Metro to improve the sidewalk at several bus stops and install a new shelter at NE Blakely St

Project overview map


Date Milestone
2016 Initial design
Summer 2017 Updated design
Spring 2018 Final design
Summer 2018 Pre-construction begins
Fall 2018 Construction begins
Spring 2019 Major construction activities complete


Total project budget: $5.7 million

Funding sources:

  • Move Seattle Levy
  • Federal Highway Administration grant

Contact Information

We're committed to keeping you informed and working with neighbors to limit construction impacts as much as reasonably feasible. Please contact us with any questions.

Phone: 206-684-ROAD (7623)
Email: 684-Road@seattle.gov

Community Outreach Lead
Emily Reardon

Project Manager
Brian Glas


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Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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