6th Ave Paving Project

What's happening now?

Following the completion of curb ramp work, we are preparing to pave 6th Ave, currently scheduled to begin in early May. The corridor will be divided into 3 sections to reduce the impacts to residents and businesses (see map and bulleted list below):

  • Segment 1: Marion St to Yesler Way
  • Segment 2: Stewart St to University St
  • Segment 3: University St to Spring St, Madison St to Marion St, and the James St intersection

To stay up-to-date with the latest construction information, see our latest project email updates and sign up to join the project email list using the form to the right.

For more information about construction impacts, check out our factsheet.

Questions about the project?

Email us at 6thAvePaving@seattle.gov or call (206) 727-3669 (voicemail line).

Project Overview

Each year, we pave arterial streets in poor condition to make them safer, smoother, and to extend their useful life. Keeping our transportation system in a state of good repair helps lower the cost of future maintenance. Curb ramp upgrades to comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act standards are anticipated to be complete in late April/early May 2018. Grinding and paving between Stewart St and Yesler Way are scheduled to begin in early May 2018. As part of this project, we will also install a new crossing beacon at Marion St.

We selected and prioritized this project based on pavement condition, traffic volumes, opportunities to improve the roadway's operations, and more.

We will:

  • Upgrade curb ramps and make minor sidewalk fixes at select locations on both sides of 6th Ave
  • Repair the underlying street base
  • Grind existing pavement and pave the street curb to curb
  • Install a new crossing beacon to improve safety for people crossing at Marion St
  • Replace traffic detection sensors

Levy to Move Seattle LogoFunding

The $2.37M project budget is being funded by the voter-approved Transportation Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015.


6th Ave project paving map


Updated: 5/8/2018