Holman Rd NW and 13th Ave NW New Signal

Updated: December 14, 2018

What’s happening now?

Work has begun on the sidewalk and curb adjacent to Crown Hill Park. Crews began work on December 13. To facilitate work on the curb, one lane of Holman Rd NW will be closed during work hours (7 AM to 4 PM). The lane will be reopened at night. Work is expected to last two to three weeks. 

Work on the east side of Holman Rd NW where it intersects with 13th Ave NW and NW 92nd St will begin in January. It is expected that NW 92nd St will be closed for a portion of construction. 13th Ave NW will be closed during the day when the contractor is working at the site and reopened at night. Holman Rd NW will be reduced to one lane in each direction for much of the project. Access to the pedestrian bridge will be maintained, but the street crossing underneath the bridge will be detoured. Crews will be available to assist people unable to use the pedestrian bridge through the work site.

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What to expect during construction:

  • Construction hours on weekdays, 7 AM - 4 PM
  • Construction is expected to last eight to ten weeks
  • Closures of NW 92nd St at 13th Ave NW
  • Temporary closures of 13th Ave NW
  • Lane closures along Holman Rd NW
  • Temporary park pathway and sidewalk closures
  • Detoured walking and biking routes
  • Crews will help people who need assistance through the work site
  • Parking and loading restrictions
  • Noise, dust, truck activity, and vibration
  • Pedestrian bridge will remain open during construction

Here’s the design for the Holman Rd NW at 13th Ave NW Signal project, which includes revisions to keep the pedestrian overpass, one crosswalk, and a new signal design.

Project map

For more information about final design, click here to see our January 31 email update.

Project Overview

In 2016, the Holman Rd NW and 13th Ave NW Signal 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.

Community members concerned about the safety of students crossing at street level at this location made the request for a new traffic signal and crosswalk. There are currently no signalized crossings along the half-mile stretch between Holman Rd NW and 6th Ave NW (where the QFC is located) and the top of the hill at Holman Rd NW and Mary Ave NW. This project will improve safety, predictability, and accessibility for people walking, biking, using mobility devices, and riding transit along Holman Rd NW.

We initially proposed removing the pedestrian bridge that crosses over Holman Rd NW at this location and installing 2 crosswalks at the intersection. Our proposal to remove the bridge came as a surprise to many people, and we received extensive feedback urging us to keep it.

Before making a final decision, we hosted a public meeting on July 19 where people heard from us about why we proposed to remove the pedestrian bridge and shared feedback about the importance of the bridge to the community. At this meeting, we agreed to reexamine our design options.

We've come up with a solution that keeps the bridge and installs one crosswalk just below it. This design requires more complex signal design and additional soil and foundation work, which is in part why it was not our initial recommendation, which followed standard design procedures.

The project schedule remains the same. We expect to complete design by the end of this year and construction in 2018.

Elements

  • New pedestrian and bike signal and crosswalk on Holman Rd NW at 13th Ave NW

Benefits

  • Enhanced safety for people crossing Holman Rd NW at street level at 13th Ave NW
  • Improved accessibility for people using mobility devices, riding bikes, or pushing strollers
  • Increased visibility of transit travelers

Design

Design Concept visualization

Nearby projects

North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway & School Safety Project

Schedule

2016

NSF applications and project selection

2017

Project design

2018

Project construction

2019

NSF applications and project selection (new cycle)

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.

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We're committed to keeping you informed throughout the life of the project. Feel free to contact us, and be on the lookout for more information.

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Materials

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Updated: 1/29/2018