Wilson Avenue S Paving Project

What’s happening now?

Thank you to all the neighbors, business owners, and community groups that have engaged with the project. We anticipate construction will begin in the next 4 – 6 weeks. Leading up to construction, we will be in the community talking with neighbors and businesses about that should expect when construction begins. If you have any questions in the meantime, do not hesitate to contact us.

Project information line: 206-256-5232

Email: WilsonAve@Seattle.gov

Project Overview

This year, the Seattle Department of Transportation plans 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

Wilson Ave S: S Dawson St - Seward Park Ave S design

More information about SDOT's 2018 paving projects

Project Schedule


Initial design and outreach

Spring - Summer 2017

Community outreach continues

Fall 2017

Final design

Late 2017

Advertise for construction

Spring 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 me.

Project information line: 206-256-5232

Email: WilsonAve@Seattle.gov

More information about other 2018 paving projects


Fact Sheet (March 2018)

Project FAQs (October 2017)

Project letter to the community (August 2017)

Fact sheet (May 2017)

Email update (March 2017)

Southeast Door Hanger (November 2016)

Southeast Open House Summary (November 2016)

Southeast Open House Meeting Boards(October 2016)

Southeast Project Fact Sheet (October 2016)

Southeast Open House Notice (October 2016)

Southeast Survey Results Summary (October 2016)

Southeast Survey Results (September 2016)

Southeast Paving Survey Notice (August 2016)

Updated: 4/26/2018