Wilson Avenue S Transportation Improvements Project

Updated: January 24, 2019

What’s happening now?

Crews have completed work on curb ramps and sidewalks along Wilson Ave S. Paving and final striping is scheduled for this spring. Check out our latest email update for more details about work happening now.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Lakewood Seward Park Community Club for a public meeting in August. A meeting summary is now available. Also, check out the updated design, presentation and boards from the meeting.

In response to feedback received during and after this meeting, we're working to update the protected bike lane design to include planters and posts. Stay posted for more details. 

Project information line: 206-256-5232
Email: DOT_WilsonAve@seattle.gov

Project Overview

This summer, the Seattle Department of Transportation began work to repave just over 2.5 miles of Wilson Ave S between S Dawson St and S Morgan St. As part of the repaving, we will be taking off the old top layer of the road, placing new asphalt and repainting the lane lines. In addition to repaving, we will also be putting in a new protected bike lane along Wilson Ave S between S Dawson St and S Morgan St. Our goal is to improve the safety, accessibility, and comfort for all users.

Other improvements include:

  • Installing or upgrading curb ramps to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Replacing traffic detection loops that control the signals
  • Repairing and replacing some sections of sidewalk in the project area
  • Bringing storm drainage into code compliance where triggered

Wilson avenue map

Cross section of layout

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Project Schedule


Initial design and outreach

Spring - Summer 2017

Community outreach continues

Fall 2017

Final design

Late 2017

Advertise for construction

Summer 2018

Construction begins

This schedule if a rough estimation of the project timeline. The schedule is subject to change.


Total project budget: $2.55 million
Funding Sources:

  • SDOT’s Arterial Asphalt and Concrete Program
  • Sidewalk Safety Repair Program
  • Levy to Move Seattle

Get Involved

If you have any questions or would like to request a briefing, please do not hesitate to contact the project team.

Voicemail: 206-256-5232

Email: WilsonAve@Seattle.gov

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