Wilson Avenue S Paving Project

What’s happening now?

The project is in design and we expect construction to begin next year once the weather allows us to pave. Leading up to construction, the outreach team will be out in the community talking with neighborhoods and businesses about what they should expect once work begins. In the meantime, we have drafted project FAQs. If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Project overview

Early next 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

We are still very early stages of designing the project. As we continue to update the design, we will be talking to and engaging with businesses and the community about the project.

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.

More information about other 2018 paving projects


October 2017 project FAQs

Project letter to the community (August 2017)

May 2017 fact sheet

Updated: 6/5/2017