Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements

Updated: August 9, 2018

What’s happening now?

Thank you to all those who joined us online or in person to learn more about streetscape improvements coming to your neighborhood and provided feedback on construction planning! Our online open house is now closed. We had more than 670 people join us in person and online.

You’ll continue to hear from us over the next two years throughout the design and construction phases. Sign up for project email updates to learn how to stay involved as we move through our design process and into construction preparation.

Project Overview

Green Lake Paving Project

As soon as 2019, we’ll repave and update lane layouts in the Green Lake and Wallingford communities to create safer places for everyone — whether you are walking, biking, driving, or taking transit. Paving projects create opportunities to update street design, which can improve safety and move people and goods more efficiently in a growing Seattle.

We’ll be making improvements to the following streets:

  • N 40th St: Stone Way to 7th Ave NE
  • N 50th St: Phinney Ave to Roosevelt Way
  • Green Lake Loop: Green Lake Dr and Green Lake Way along the east side of the lake, Stone Way to 45th
  • N 80th St: Aurora Ave to I-5

On many streets, we’ve developed new lane layouts and redesigned intersections. New street elements will include:

  • More than 6 miles of repaved streets
  • More than 500 new or upgraded curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines
  • More than 4 miles of new or upgraded bike lanes, including:
    • Protected bike lanes along Green Lake Dr and Green Lake Way on the east side of the lake, continuing on Stone Way to 45th
    • New bike lanes on N 40th
    • Enhanced bike lanes on N 50th west of Stone Way N
  • Improvements at 8 intersections, including 3 new signals
  • Sidewalk repair and replacement in select locations
  • Bus stop relocations and consolidations for better transit speed and reliability

Below is an overview of the changes being made along specific segments of the full project area.

N 40th St: Stone Way to 7th Ave NE

We are updating lane layouts on N 40th St to connect to the existing bike network. Updates include:

  • 1-way protected bike lane for uphill travel
  • Shared bike and travel lane with sharrows for downhill travel
  • Parking removal on the south side of the street
  • More than 100 upgraded or new curb ramps

To learn more, read our N 40th St fact sheet. You can also view intersection designs of key intersections on N 40th St.

N 50th St: Phinney Ave N to Roosevelt Way NE

We are making changes to lane layouts on N 50th St to improve the existing bike lanes. Updates include:

  • Wider bike lanes between Phinney Ave N and Stone Way N to improve comfort and safety for people biking
  • Clearer striping of the bike lanes to clearly separate people driving and biking, as well as parked cars
  • Keeping on-street parking
  • More than 170 upgraded or new curb ramps

To learn more, read our N 50th St fact sheet. You can also view intersection designs of key intersections on N 50th St.

Green Lake Loop

We are updating lane layouts in the Green Lake area, including:

  • 2-way protected bike lane around the Lake
  • 1-way protected bike lanes on each side of the street on Stone Way N
  • Parking removal on the east side of Stone Way N between N 45th St and N 50th St, as well as at key intersections around the lake to accommodate new lane layouts
  • More than 210 upgraded or new curb ramps

To learn more, read our Green Lake Loop fact sheet. You can also view intersection designs of key intersections on the Green Lake Loop.

N 80th St: Aurora Ave N to I-5

We will repave 80th St from Aurora Ave N to I-5 and upgrade curb ramps at many intersections along N 80th St for ADA accessibility—that’s over 70 curb ramps! Nearly a mile of N 80th St will be repaved, including replacing or repairing broken concrete panels and repaving asphalt in specific areas. We will not be making changes to lane layouts on N 80th St as a part of the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements project.

To learn more, read our N 80th St fact sheet.

Program Description

Avalon Bike Lane

Arterial streets are primary routes for moving people and goods through the city and connecting neighborhoods and business districts to one another and the regional transportation network.

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.

We prioritize paving based on pavement condition, traffic volume, geographic equity, cost, and opportunities for grants or coordination with other projects in the area.

Schedule

Summer 2018: Community events and online open house to share information

Fall 2018: Outreach to prepare for construction

Late fall / early winter 2018: Final design milestone

Spring 2019: Construction begins

2020: Anticipated completion

Funding

These projects are funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. 

Materials

Related Projects

In addition, we will be folding in several other projects that were selected through SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund and Your Voice, Your Choice programs, which provide funding for local projects deemed a priority by communities. These projects include intersection redesigns at multiple locations, such as the addition of curb bulbs and curb ramps at the intersection of Densmore Ave N, Ashworth Ave N, and N 40th St, and curb bulbs, curb ramps, and a new crosswalk at N 40th St and Bagley Ave N. Other related projects:

Need a translation?

The City of Seattle is paving portions of N 40th St, N 50th St, N 80th St and streets on the east side of Green Lake as soon as 2019. To request translation of these materials, call 206-693-4151.

La Ciudad de Seattle pavimentará porciones de las calles N 40th St, N 50th St, N 80th St y calles en el lado este de Green Lake a más tardar para el 2019. Para solicitar la traducción de este material, llame al 206-693-4151.

西雅图市政府最快将于2019年铺设以下的部分路面:N 40th St, N 50th St, N 80th St以及 Green Lake 东边的街道。如 需這些資料的譯文,或是在會議時需要口譯服務,請 致電 206-693-4151。