Greenwood Ave N

Updated: October 16, 2019

What’s happening now?

On Thursday, October 18, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will perform work on a water main near the intersection of Greenwood Ave N and N 137th St Between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM on October 18, crews will shut down water service to several residences on 1st Ave NW, as well as N 137th St west of Greenwood Ave N. Residences that will be part of the water shutoff will receive additional notification from SPU.

Construction is underway on the west side of Greenwood Ave N. Early activities will include utility and drainage work in the right lane of southbound Greenwood Ave N, between N 136th and N 143rd Streets. As part of this work, parking lanes on both the east and west sides of Greenwood Ave N will be closed and traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. These closures will be in place around the clock, until later this fall.

Questions about the project?

Email the project team at pedestrianimprovements1@seattle.gov or call 206-257-2215.

Project Overview

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

The first phase of the project was completed in 2018 and installed a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb, and gutter on the east side of Greenwood Ave N. Crews also installed a new pedestrian-activated traffic signal at N 137th St. 

The second phase of the project, currently underway, will construct a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb and gutter on the west side of Greenwood Ave N between N 136th and N 145th streets. After the sidewalk work is complete, crews will return in spring 2020 to pave the entire roadway on Greenwood.

Project map

Schedule

2016 - 2018: Design phase

June 2018 - December 2018: Phase 1 construction - east side improvements

September 2019 - Early 2020: Phase 2 construction - west side improvements

Spring 2020: Phase 2 construction - repave Greenwood Ave N

Materials

Construction notice (Fall 2019)

Fact sheet (Summer 2019)

Construction flyer (July 2019)

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

To sign up for email updates on the project, please contact us at pedestrianimprovements1@seattle.gov or 206-257-2215.

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has determined that the Greenwood Avenue N Pedestrian Improvements Project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. As a result, SDOT issued a Determination of Non-significance (DNS) on June 25, 2018. This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist.