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More Holman Road closures this week

June 9th, 2014 by Doree

Seattle Department of Transportation will close the westbound lanes of Holman Road NW between 7th Avenue NW and Greenwood Avenue North starting at 8 p.m. tonight (Monday) for grinding and paving work. Traffic will shift to the eastbound lanes of Holman Road, where one lane will remain open in each direction. Paving work should be complete June 17.

SDOT will then pave the eastbound lanes, shifting traffic to the westbound lanes, until June 27.

Paving work is weather dependent, and scheduled dates are subject to change. Residents are advised that grinding is noisy and is scheduled to take place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the nights of June 9 and June 18.

Metro will reroute Route 28 and RapidRide D Line off of Holman Road between 3rd and 15th avenues. Both routes will operate on nearby streets. Check out the specific route and bus stop details on Metro’s Service Advisories page.

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Carkeek Park entry road closed again today for repaving

May 13th, 2014 by Doree

Seattle Department of Transportation crews have closed the entry road into Carkeek Park again today to finish repaving work. The road should reopen by 5 p.m.

Bicycle and pedestrian access will be curtailed on the entry road on May 13th but unpaved trails into and through the park will be open as usual.

The repaving of NW Carkeek Park Road is part of a larger repaving project by SDOT in the immediate surrounding neighborhood, including 8th Ave. NW, NW 114th Pl., NW 116th St., 6th Ave. NW and NW 117th St.

The repaving project is expected to be completed over a period of two weeks beginning May 6, 2014 and ending on Friday, May 16th. Typical working hours are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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Holman Road paving project begins Monday

April 11th, 2014 by Doree

Seattle Department of Transportation will repave 1.3 miles of Holman Road NW from Greenwood Avenue North to Northwest 87th Street, beginning Monday.

Road crews also will construct a pedestrian median at the intersection of Holman and 13th Avenue NW, a new median at 7th Avenue NW, enlarge a current median at Holman and 15th Avenue NW, and repair sidewalk spots and build curb ramps. Transit riders will get new bus shelters with better lighting.

To reduce impacts to the surrounding community, this project has been divided into two phases. The first phase of work will be done in Zone 1 on Holman Road Northwest between 7th Avenue Northwest and Greenwood Avenue North and is expected to be complete in June. Once Zone 1 is complete, crews will begin work on Zone 2, on Holman Road Northwest between Northwest 87th Street and 7th Avenue Northwest, which is expected to be complete by September.

Drivers can expect some lane closures and parking restrictions within the construction zone. Regular construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of bridge expansion joint replacement work of Holman Road Bridge in Zone 2, which will require a full closure of Holman Road Northwest at 8th Avenue Northwest in both directions while work is conducted during weekend nights.

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Reminder: North 80th closed between Fremont and Dayton avenues for paving work March 3-14, North 105th paving moves east

March 2nd, 2014 by Doree

Here’s a reminder that Seattle Department of Transportation crews will close North 80th Street from Fremont to Dayton avenues beginning Monday, March 3, to replace about 40 concrete roadway panels. The work is expected to be completed on Friday, March 14.

That stretch of 80th will be closed to all traffic during the day, leaving one westbound lane open at night from 6 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. each morning. Sidewalks will remain open. Traffic will be detoured to North 85th Street between Greenwood and Aurora avenues.

And a heads up that the paving project on North 105th Street to Northgate is shifting east to between Aurora Avenue North and Meridian Avenue North on Monday, weather permitting (that shift was delayed because of weather).

During the week when the move occurs, all of the lanes on 105th from Greenwood Avenue North to Aurora Avenue North will be reopened to traffic. The contractor will then move to the segment of 105th and of North Northgate Way between Aurora Avenue North and Meridian Avenue North, and the eastbound travel lanes between Aurora and Meridian will be closed. Westbound traffic in this segment will be reduced to a single lane. This closure and lane reduction is expected to remain in place through July.

Detours after the shift:

  • General purpose traffic will be detoured either north on Aurora to North 115th Street or south on Aurora to North 85th Street.
  • Truck traffic will be detoured either north on Aurora to North 145th Street or south on Aurora to North 85th Street.
  • General purpose traffic heading to North Seattle Community College, Northgate Shopping Center, or other destinations in the area may also detour south on Aurora to North 90th Street, then east to Wallingford Avenue North, then turn north on Wallingford to North 92nd Street, east on 92nd, and north again along College Way North/Meridian Avenue North.

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Road crews replacing concrete panels on 80th Street next week, traffic to be rerouted

February 25th, 2014 by Doree

Seattle Department of Transportation crews will replace about 40 concrete roadway panels on North 80th Street from Fremont to Dayton avenues beginning next Monday, March 3. The work is expected to be completed on Friday, March 14.

That stretch of 80th will be closed to all traffic during the day, leaving one westbound lane open at night from 6 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. each morning. Sidewalks will remain open. Traffic will be detoured to North 85th Street between Greenwood and Aurora avenues.

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Reminder: Phinney Avenue pavement crack sealing from North 50th to 60th streets this week

July 15th, 2013 by Doree

Seattle Department of Transportation crews will be filling cracks on Phinney Avenue North between North 50th and North 60th streets this week.

“No parking” signs are up along that stretch of road.

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Crews won’t need to close the street completely, but will need to close lanes for up to four hours (sidewalks will remain open). Crews will typically work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flaggers will direct traffic.

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Neighborhood paving work this week and next week

July 10th, 2013 by Doree

Seattle Department of Transportation paving crews will be out in two spots in the neighborhood this week and next.

Crews will pave 3rd Avenue NW between NW 137th and NW 140th streets from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Traffic will share a single lane, alternating northbound and southbound, with the assistance of traffic flaggers.

And starting next week, crews will be filling cracks on Phinney Avenue North, between North 50th and North 60th streets.

This process will reduce the amount of water that seeps under the pavement causing potholes and other roadway damage. This preventative maintenance work will help to prolong the life of the pavement.

No street closures will be required, but there will be lane closures of up to four hours and on-street parking will be restricted. Typical work hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “No-parking” signs will be posted 72 hours in advance. SDOT crews will work to minimize any delays and will provide assistance as needed. Traffic flaggers will be present during maintenance work. Sidewalks will remain open at all times.

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NW 80th Street paving continues next with nighttime closures

June 13th, 2013 by Doree

Paving crews from Seattle Department of Transportation have been repairing concrete pavement panels on NW 80th Street between 6th Avenue NW and 7th Avenue NW this week. That work will continue next week with nighttime closures Tuesday through Friday.

Next week, NW 80th Street will be restricted to one lane shared by both directions of traffic. Flaggers will be present from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. But at night, westbound traffic will be detoured to NW 85th Street from 3rd Avenue NW to 8th Avenue NW.

The following week, from June 25-28, crews will work on the opposite side of NW 80th Street, and and at night will detour eastbound traffic to NW 85th Street between 3rd and 8th avenues.

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Concrete paving work on North 80th Street starts this week

May 13th, 2013 by Doree

Seattle Department of Transportation crews will spend more than a week replacing damaged or worn concrete panels in the eastbound lane of North 80th Street between Greenwood Avenue North and Aurora Avenue North beginning this Thursday.

That means North 80th Street will be closed completely to eastbound traffic 24 hours a day from Tuesdays through Saturdays. Drivers will be detoured to North 85th Street.

This project is scheduled to be completed on Friday, May 24, weather permitting.

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Reminder: 85th Street eastbound closed between 3rd and Greenwood avenues today & tomorrow

April 2nd, 2013 by Doree

Just a reminder that Seattle Department of Transportation has closed all eastbound lanes of 85th Street between 3rd Avenue NW and Greenwood Avenue North to replace a concrete panel at Palatine Avenue. The closure started at 9 a.m. today and will last until sometime Wednesday evening.

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One westbound lane remains open.

Eastbound Metro buses will be rerouted. The 48 Express will travel via NW 90th Street, 2nd Avenue NW, NW 92nd Street, 1st Avenue NW, NW 90th Street and Greenwood Avenue North to its regular route, using all posted bus stops along the revised routing. (The westbound 48 Express is not affected.)

The 48 local will travel via 3rd Avenue NW, NW 90th Street, Greenwood Avenue North and North 85th Street to its regular route, using all posted bus stops along the revised routing. (Westbound 48 local is not affected.)

Southbound Route 5 Express towards downtown will travel via NW 90th Street, 2nd Avenue NW, NW 92nd Street, 1st Avenue NW, NW 90th Street and Greenwood Avenue North to its regular route, using all posted bus stops along the revised routing.

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85th Street will be closed eastbound from 3rd to Greenwood avenues on Tuesday & Wednesday

April 1st, 2013 by Doree

Road crews will close eastbound 85th Street between 3rd Avenue NW and Greenwood Avenue North on Tuesday and Wednesday to replace concrete panels at Palatine Avenue North. This is part of the final wrap-up work of last year’s repaving of 85th from Ballard to I-5.

The road closure will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday and last through Wednesday evening, weather permitting.

Traffic will be detoured to North 80th Street via 3rd Avenue NW and Greenwood Avenue North. One westbound lane will remain open. Police officers will assist traffic. Drivers should expect delays through that area.

Eastbound Metro buses will be detoured to North 90th Street; westbound buses will remain on North 85th Street.

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2 paving projects north of Greenwood this week

March 26th, 2013 by Doree

The Seattle Department of Transportation is grinding and paving Third Avenue NW between NW 112th and NW 117th streets today and Wednesday. Crews will work from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. During those times, the southbound Metro bus stop just south of NW 115th Street will be closed; the bus stop will be shifted to just north of NW 117th Street.

Update: The Linden Avenue North paving has been rescheduled from this week to April 9-11.

Road crews also will be doing final paving on Linden Avenue North between North 130th and North 141st streets on Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting. Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. During those hours, southbound traffic will be detoured via North 143rd Street to Aurora or Greenwood avenues (see map below).

Remaining project work includes roadway striping, signal changes at North 130th and North 145th streets, more new sidewalk and also an artwork installation. Seattle City Light also has work in the area to relocate utilities and install street lights. The project calls for a total of 57 new or upgraded street lights along the corridor.

Construction began in June of 2012 and is now complete between North 128th and North 130th streets and between North 143th and North 145th streets. The entire project is on schedule to wrap up by the end of the second quarter.

For more information on the Linden Avenue North Complete Street Project, visit SDOT’s project website, http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/linden.htm.

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