15th Ave NW and NW 83rd St Pedestrian Safety Enhancements

Updated: February 7, 2023

What's happening now?

This project was originally planned to be built in 2021, but we needed additional time to design the project with community feedback and coordinate with other utility projects in the area. Construction is now planned to start in summer of 2023. Thank you to all who participated in the community prioritization process for this Neighborhood Street Fund project!

Project Overview

In 2019, the 15th Ave NW and NW 83rd St Pedestrian Safety Enhancements was one of 15 selected projects by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through SDOT's Neighborhood Street Fund Program. The project, located at the intersection of 15th Ave NW and NW 83rd St aims to enhance the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the street. This project will also help connect a future neighborhood greenway along NW 83rd St.

Note: funds not used for this project will be returned to the NSF program budget.


  • New pedestrian and bike signal on 15th Ave NW at NW 83rd Street
  • New pedestrian refuge island
  • New marked crosswalks on north and south leg of intersection
  • New crossings for east and westbound bikes


  •  Enhanced safety for people crossing the intersection of 15th Ave NW and NW 83rd St
  •  Enhanced accessibility for people using mobility devices, riding bikes, or pushing strollers
  •  Maintains existing access for cars and deliveries


Northwest 83rd Street and 15th Avenue Northwest design improvement conceptClick here to view enlarged image.


The NSF program runs on 3-year cycles to select, design, and build projects. The application phase for the 2019-2021 cycle opened October 2018 and projects will be constructed in 2022.

An updated timeline of the project.

Phase Timeline
Applications 2018
Community Prioritization and Voting 2019
Design 2020
Construction 2022

Project Background

This is one of 15 Neighborhood Street Fund projects requested by neighbors and selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee. Neighborhood Street Fund is a city program, running on 3-year cycles, that enables neighbors to propose and help prioritize transportation-related projects that are then built by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). 


If you have questions or need translated materials, please contact us at NSF@seattle.gov or 206-771-0481. Thank you.

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Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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