District 5 – Projects

2018 | 2017

District 5 — Project Updates

* Projects in Equity & Environmental Initiative (EEI) Focus Areas.

33rd Ave NE between NE 125th St and NE 130th St

Walkway Improvements

Project Overview

Existing sidewalk lines the west side of 33rd Ave NE, from NE 125th St and NE 130th St, while the sidewalk on the east side of 33rd Ave NE is segmented and missing in places. Installing a continuous and improved walkway enhances predictability, accessibility, and safety for all travelers. The section south of 12536 33rd Ave NE will be built by private developers.

Project Solutions

  • Install a low-cost sidewalk on the east side of 33rd Ave NE
  • Install wheel stops and paint between 12728 and 12568 33rd Ave NE
  • Repair pavement as needed

Neighborhood: Lake City

Total Cost: $30,000
YVYC Funds: $30,000

Crossing Improvements

Project Overview

There is not a marked crossing on the long block of 33rd Ave NE, between NE 125th St and NE 130th St, and people regularly cross the street to access the Lake City House, Lake City Court, and other nearby shopping and grocery amenities.

Installing a mid-block crossing improvement enhances pedestrian accessibility and connectivity to the Lake City business district.

Project Solutions

  • Install a mid-block marked and signed crosswalk
  • Install ADA accessible curb ramps

Neighborhood: Lake City

Total Cost: $70,000
YVYC Funds: $70,000

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as July - September 2019.

33rd Ave Project Map

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STREETS | 26th Ave NE and NE 125th St

Walkway Improvements

Project Overview

Access to the northwest entrance of Virgil Flaim Park is poor. To access the park, residents must travel in the street, southbound on 26th Ave NE because there are no other sidewalks or paths to the park entrance.

We’re partnering with the Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) program to consolidate funds and implement the project.

Project Solutions

  • Install a walkway on the east side of 26th Ave NE from NE 125th Ave to the entrance of Virgil Flaim Park
  • Upgrade driveways to maintain ADA compliance and install tactile warning strips
  • Install a planting strip with street trees between wheel stops and the walkway

Neighborhood: Lake City

Total Cost: $120,000
YVYC Funds: $90,000
PMP Funds: $30,000

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as October - December 2019.

26th Ave Project Map

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STREETS | 32nd Ave NE and NE 140th St, NE 143rd St

Intersection Upgrades

Project Overview

32nd Ave NE is a north-south arterial street that parallels Lake City Way NE, the intersections of 32nd Ave NE with NE 140th and NE 143rd Streets, connect residents to nearby transit stops, the Little Brook Park, and the Lake City Business District. Upgrading intersections increase accessibility, connectivity, and safety for all travelers.

Project Solutions

  • Replace four existing yield signs with new stop signs at NE 140th St and NE 143rd St.
  • Install a new red and white stop sign support post and replace the existing support at NE 140th St

Neighborhood: Little Brook

Total Cost: $3,000
YVYC Funds: $3,000

Project Schedule and Updates

Construction was completed in January 2019.

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STREETS | 1st Ave NE and NE 117th St

Crossing Improvements

Project Overview

The intersection at 1st Ave NE and NE 117th St, experiences a high volume of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, and is a major crossing zone for people traveling to Northgate Elementary. This location has been identified as a priority for the Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS), and NE 117th St west of 1st Ave NE, has been identified as a future Neighborhood Greenway (NGW) route, and future Protected Bike Lane (PBL). As a result, SRTS will provide additional funds necessary to complete the project.

Crossing improvements enhance safety for all travelers by shortening crossing distances and increasing visibility, and predictability.

Project Solutions

  • Install a new curb bulb and ADA compliant curb ramps
  • Install a green bike lane on the north side of NE 117th St, east of 1st Ave NE
  • Restripe the center line on NE 117th St, east of 1st Ave NE
  • Partner with SRTS programs for implementation

Neighborhood: Haller Lake

Total Cost: $190,000
YVYC Funds: $90,000
SRTS Funds: $100,000

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as October - December 2019.

1st Ave NE Project Map

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STREETS | NE 104th Pl and NE 105th St

Intersection Improvements

Project Overview

The unique intersection design at NE 104th Pl and NE 105th St presents a tricky situation for all travelers. Limited sightlines, and a lack of traffic calming devices adds to the challenging space. We’re installing traffic calming bulb islands to shorten pedestrian crossing distances, improve predictability, and align and calm drivers approaching the intersection.

Project Solutions

  • Install median islands at the intersection of NE 105th St and NE 104th Pl

Neighborhood: Meadowbrook

Total Cost: $27,500
YVYC Funds: $27,500

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as July - September 2019.

NE 104th Pl Project Map

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STREETS | 1st Ave NW and NW 137th St

Intersection Improvements

Project Overview

The intersection at 1st Ave NW and NW 137th St supports local connections to Broadview Thomson K-8 (BTK8) School, Bitter Lake Community Center, and numerous senior and assisted living facilities, churches, and a future affordable housing community.

We’ve added this project to our 2019 YVYC work plan in addition to the projects that residents selected through the voting process. We’ll implement the project, and the Neighborhood Traffic Control Program (NTCP) will fund it.

Project Solutions

  • Install stop signs on NW 137th St at the eastbound and westbound intersection approaches

Neighborhood: Broadview

Total Cost: $2,750
YVYC Funds: $2,750

Project Schedule and Updates

Construction was completed in January 2019.

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STREETS | 30th Ave NE and NE 145th St

Intersection Improvements

Project Overview

NE 145th St (State Route 523) experiences high volumes of traffic from travelers accessing regional highways such as the I-5 freeway and State Route 522, and nearby schools. We’ve heard that drivers frequently rush through the intersection at 30th Ave NE and NE 145th St during the peak travel times.

We’ve added this project to our 2019 YVYC work plan in addition to the projects that residents selected through the voting process.

Project Solutions

  • Install a new curb bulb on the southwest corner
  • Install ADA compliant curb ramps
  • Repaint existing crosswalks and mark stop bars
  • Upgrade the existing traffic signal

Neighborhood: Little Brook

Total Cost: $90,000
YVYC Funds: $90,000

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as October - December 2019.

30th Ave NE Project Map

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