Greenwood Ave N

In 2018, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to repave Greenwood Ave N between N 137th and N 145th streets, as well as adding sidewalks, curbs, and parking strips where they don't presently exist. The project will be done in two phases. The first will repave the street and add the sidewalks on the east side of Greenwood. The second will add the new sidewalks on the west side of Greenwood.

These improvements will help achieve Seattle's Vision Zero goal to end all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

What's happening now?

Construction, initially expected to begin in 2017, has been delayed due to the need to obtain temporary construction easements, which permit contractor crews to do some of their work from adjacent private property. The repaving of Greenwood, along with sidewalk improvements on the east side of the street is currently expected to occur during the spring and summer of 2018. The sidewalks on the west side of Greenwood are expected to be under construction in the summer and fall of 2018.

Project overview

The first phase of the project will repave Greenwood Ave N between N 137th and N 145th streets, and will construct a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb and gutter along the east side of the street, as well as a new pedestrian activated signal at N 137th St.

Other improvements will include Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at each intersection in the project area, pedestrian signal improvements at N 145th St, and a new traffic signal at N 137th St.

The second phase of the project will construct a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb and gutter along the west side of Greenwood Ave N, between N 137th and N 145th streets.

Project map

Schedule

Final design is now complete for the repaving of the entire roadway and pedestrian safety improvements on the east side of Greenwood Ave N. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2018. Preliminary design is currently underway for west side improvement, which is now expected to begin in the summer of 2018.

Funding

This project is funded by SDOT's Safe Routes to School Program, Sidewalk Development Program and the Move Seattle Levy, which was approved by voters in 2015.

Get Involved

Before construction begins, we will invite the community to join us for an informational drop-in session. Check back soon for more information.

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review

SDOT reviewed the Greenwood Avenue N Pedestrian Improvements Project and determined that it will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. As a result, SDOT issued a Determination of Non-significance on January 30, 2017. This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist.