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.
Tags: 80th Street, construction, paving, road work, SDOT, seattle department of transportation
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.
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.
Tags: construction, Metro, paving, repaving, SDOT, seattle department of transportation, traffic
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.
Tags: 85th Street, construction, Metro, paving, repaving, SDOT, seattle department of transportation, traffic
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.
Tags: construction, paving, SDOT, seattle department of transportation
March 8th, 2013 by Doree
Seattle Department of Transportation’s Neighborhood Traffic Operations (NTO) is hosting a series of traffic safety meetings around the city, for residents concerned about speeding on their residential street.
The next meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the Broadview Public Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
The meetings will include a power point presentation, with a brief overview of different traffic calming options, what steps a neighborhood must take to be considered for traffic calming, criteria staff use to prioritize projects, and possible funding sources. Residents will also become familiar with the proper use of radar speed guns.
If residents want to enroll their street in the Traffic Calming Program, a representative from their street must attend one of these meetings.
Tags: safety, SDOT, seattle department of transportation, traffic calming
February 21st, 2013 by Doree
Seattle Department of Transportation crews will remove loose curb and uplifted sidewalk on the east side of Aurora Avenue North just south of North 85th Street this weekend.
SDOT crews will begin work at 8 a.m. Saturday. On Sunday, SDOT’s Urban Forestry crews will remove a sweet gum tree which has caused the curb and sidewalk damage. Two northbound lanes of Aurora Avenue will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Crews will form the new sidewalk and curb the following weekend, March 2-3. Expect some congestion and slower traffic in the work zone both weekends.
Tags: 85th Street, Aurora Avenue, SDOT, seattle department of transportation
January 17th, 2013 by Doree
The Northwest District Council meets at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.
On the agenda:
- 2013 Neighborhood Streets Fund – The NW District Council must select three transportation improvement projects to forward to Seattle Department of Transportation for feasibility analysis. Seven projects will be presented for consideration:
- Sidewalks – NE 115th St, Eric Youngsblut and Phillip Duggan
- Sidewalks – Fremont Ave N, Jacqueline Sorgen
- Woodland Park Ave Greenway, Christian Silk
- Safety Improvements – vicinity of Viewlands Elementary , Tom Green
- Greenwood Ave North – sidewalks for transit routes, Kate Martin
- Crosstown Greenway- Carkeek Park to Northgate Transit Station, Robin Randels & Justin Martin
- BEATS – Walkway to Carkeek Park, Kari Nelson Jewitt and Carey DeMartini
- How communities can be self-sufficient following a major emergency — Many Seattle neighborhoods are developing response plans for major emergencies. Greenwood is in the first stages of developing a plan. NWDC members will hear about developing plans in Green Lake and Broadview.
Tags: Northwest District Council, SDOT, seattle department of transportation
November 21st, 2012 by Doree
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is hosting an open house next Wednesday, Nov. 28, to talk about plans for bus stop improvements along Greenwood Avenue North between North 87th Street and North 105th Street. The improvements include consolidation of some stops.
The plans are in the early design phase, so this is the best time for people to weigh in.
The open house is from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. SDOT will also share information on possible future plans for that stretch of road, including curbs and sidewalks, bike lanes, and marked parking.
Tags: Greenwood Avenue, SDOT, seattle department of transportation
November 3rd, 2012 by Doree
Broadview-Thomson K-8 School, at 13052 Greenwood Ave. N., is one of four Seattle schools to receive school zone speed cameras to increase student safety.
The cameras went live on Thursday. Besides Broadview-Thomson, the cameras were installed at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Olympic View Elementary School and Gatewood Elementary School.
The sites were chosen after Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) analyzed 50 schools where they had installed flashing beacons to encourage drivers to go the speed limit through the school zone, and determined those four school zones would get the most benefit from reduced speeds and better speed enforcement.
The cameras will only issue tickets when the school zone yellow beacons are flashing (during school hours). A written warning period will be in effect from November 1st to November 26th. During the written warning period only warning citations will be mailed to violators caught speeding in the listed school zones.
Starting on Monday, November 26th, which is the day kids return from Thanksgiving break, actual citations (tickets) will be mailed to motorists who disregard the speed limit in the monitored school zones. The fine amount will be a fixed $189.00, the same cost as a ticket that would otherwise be issued by an officer.
The goal of this program is not to issue tickets, but to improve safety and reduce collisions by raising awareness that speeding in school zones is particularly dangerous for children and pedestrians.
The Seattle Police Department encourages all motor vehicle operators and bicyclists to be familiar with and obey all local and state traffic laws and to always drive with due regard for all others on the roadway.
Tags: Broadview-Thomson, safety, SDOT, seattle department of transportation, Seattle Police, SPD
October 30th, 2012 by Doree
Seattle Department of Transportation has finished major construction on the two-mile stretch of N/NW 85th Street from 15th Avenue NW in Ballard to I-5, and on Greenwood Avenue North between North 85th Street and North 73rd Street.
In less than a year, road crews laid down 203,946 square feet of concrete roadway, more than 7,234 tons of final asphalt pavement, installed 232 new ADA-accessible curb ramps, 68,080 square feet of sidewalk, and more than 100 new stormwater features such as drainage facilities and catch basins.
But crews are still doing some wrap-up work here and there.
A PhinneyWood reader emailed us yesterday to ask why crews were out jackhammering at Greenwood and 83rd yesterday. Here’s what SDOT told me:
They were adjusting a utility casting that was a little low and needed to be brought up to the roadway height. While the 85th Paving Project is mostly complete, there is a substantial amount of wrap up work that will happen this fall to button up all the loose ends. It is pretty typical to have wrap up work after major construction is complete.
Tags: 85th Street, construction, Greenwood Avenue, paving, repaving, SDOT, seattle department of transportation, traffic
October 12th, 2012 by Doree
Seattle Department of Transportation had planned to return North 80th Street to its original configuration next weekend, but has moved the work up to this weekend, because the forecast is better than expected.
North 80th Street has been the detour route for nearly a year as SDOT repaved 85th Street from Ballard to I-5. The roadway between Linden Avenue North and Burke Avenue North was restriped to allow two lanes in the eastbound direction, but now road crews will return the roadway to its original configuration.
That work is scheduled to happen from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Drivers may experience some short-term delays until the work is done.
Tags: 85th Street, construction, paving, repaving, SDOT, seattle department of transportation, traffic
October 11th, 2012 by Doree
Seattle Department of Transportation removed the last of the eastbound detours on North 85th Street today, meaning drivers and Metro buses are no longer detoured onto North 80th Street.
SDOT is finishing up a few bits and pieces of roadway construction through the end of the month.
Next weekend (Oct. 20-21), crews will remove the temporary traffic and parking changes on 80th and will restripe the roadway for two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane. The left-turn restriction onto Aurora Avenue North also will be removed. (This work was originally scheduled for this weekend, but forecasted rain is delaying it until next weekend.)
Tags: construction, paving, repaving, SDOT, seattle department of transportation, traffic