Aurora Ave N Corridor Improvements Project

Updated: June 6, 2019

What’s happening now?

Aurora bridge before art installation

Aurora Bridge after art installation

Installation of Vicki Scuri’s art piece, Bright Dawn, on the pedestrian bridge across Aurora Ave N at N 102nd St is complete. 

This project was done in collaboration with the Aurora Licton Urban Village (ALUV) to add visual identity to the area. The art was dedicated at a ceremony on April 27 at which the artist as well as representatives from ALUV spoke. Thank you for your patience throughout this project and we hope you will enjoy the improved pedestrian bridge!

WSDOT’s SR 99 paving project

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will pave Aurora Ave N (SR 99) between Roy St and N 145th St. This work is scheduled to be complete by fall 2019. For more information on this work, visit WSDOT’s project website.

Project Overview

In 2016, the Aurora Ave N Corridor Improvements project was one of 12 selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program. The NSF program funds projects requested by the community.

Aurora Ave N is heavily trafficked and difficult to cross. This project is crucial to improving safety for students walking and biking to and from Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, Cascadia Elementary, and Licton Springs K-8.

Elements

  • New signal on Aurora Ave N at N 92nd St for people walking and biking
  • Modified curb ramps on Aurora Ave N at N 92nd StM
  • Median island on Aurora Ave N at N 92nd St
  • Public art on Aurora Ave N

Benefits

  • Enhances safety for people crossing Aurora Ave N at N 92nd St
  • Supports the Safe Routes to School connection between existing neighborhood greenway on Fremont Ave N and Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, Cascadia Elementary School, and Licton Springs K-8
  • Adds visual identity for the Aurora-Licton Urban Village

Design

Map of Aurora Ave N, between N 85th and N 10th St

Nearby projects

North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway & School Safety Project

WSDOT SR 99 Paving Project

Schedule

2016

NSF applications and project selection

2017

Project design

2018

Project construction

2019

NSF applications and project selection (new cycle)

New Pedestrian Signal

Summer 2017: Signal installed and turned on for the start of school

Public Art

2017: Artist collects public input and develops concepts

2018: New public art is installed

Funding

Funding comes from the 2015 voter-approved, 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, which will improve safety for all travelers, maintain streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. The levy includes $24 million to continue the Neighborhood Street Fund program over the 9 years.

Project Library

Construction Notice (October 10)
Public Art Display Boards
(November 2017)
Fact Sheet
(November 2017)
Construction Notice #2 (August 10, 2017)
Construction Notice #1 (August 1, 2017)
Aurora Ave N and N 92nd Pedestrian Signal Preconstruction Postcard (June 2017)
Fact Sheet (June 2017)
Fact Sheet (February 2017)
SDOT Project Review Document