July 18th, 2013 by Doree
Get ready for some major traffic disruption at Holman Road/105th Street in Greenwood as Seattle Department of Transportation begins making major improvements from Greenwood Avenue North to Lake City Way NE. The work begins next Thursday, July 26
Monday, July 22 and lasts through November. (Update: SDOT has rescheduled the start of this project until after the Greenwood Seafair Parade on Wednesday.)
Phase I of the project consists of installing storm drains and reconstructing the roadway on North 105th Street between Holman Road Northwest and Aurora Avenue North. For this work, the contractor working for SDOT will detour eastbound traffic on Holman Road Northwest and North 105th Street at Greenwood Avenue North beginning Monday morning, July 22 and continuing until November.
Two signed detours will be established for eastbound traffic:
• South on Greenwood Avenue North
• East on North 85th Street
• North on Aurora Avenue North
• East on North Northgate Way
• North on Greenwood Avenue North
• East on North 130th Street
• South on Aurora Avenue North
• East on North Northgate Way
Large trucks eastbound on Holman Road Northwest will be detoured at Greenwood Avenue North, north to North 145th Street, then east on North 145th Street, or south on Greenwood Avenue North and east on North 85th Street. (See attached map.)
At least one lane of westbound traffic on North 105th Street will remain open at all times. Access to businesses will be maintained. While sidewalks are being constructed, pedestrians will have access on at least one side of North 105th Street.
In addition, transit will be re-routed, and bus stops may be closed or re-located. For information on bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops, see Metro Online,www.kingcounty.gov/metro, or call (206) 553-3000.
At the completion of Phase I, the construction activity will move east to the Phase II section of North Northgate Way between Aurora Avenue North and Corliss Avenue North.
This project will improve the corridor along North 105th Street and North/Northeast Northgate Way from Greenwood Avenue North to Lake City Way Northeast. Improvements will include roadway repaving, new sidewalks and curb ramps, drainage improvements, street lighting and traffic signals, and Intelligent Transportation System components. When it is completed in the summer 2014, it will have significant benefits for the public and motorists, including:
• Improved safety for pedestrians
• Elimination of potholes
• Eased traffic congestion
• Improved water quality
• Improved transit speed and reliability
• Real-time information for travelers
This work is funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006 and by a Washington State Transportation Improvement Board grant.
For more information, please visit the project website: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_N105.htm.
Tags: construction, Holman Road, SDOT, seattle department of transportation, traffic, transportation
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.
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.
Tags: construction, paving, SDOT, seattle department of transportation
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.
Tags: 3rd Avenue NW, paving, Phinney Avenue, road work, SDOT, seattle department of transportation
July 3rd, 2013 by Doree
Seattle Department of Transportation is making changes to Aurora Avenue North before launching the RapidRide E Line next year. You can take a survey about the changes. The public comment period ends Friday, July 12.
As part of the development of King County Metro’s RapidRide E Line project along Aurora Avenue North, we are working with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to implement traffic signal timing improvements and peak period Business Access and Transit (BAT) lanes between N 38th Street and N 115th Street. The E Line replaces Route 358 in February 2014. The E Line will operate between Shoreline’s Aurora Village Transit Center and downtown Seattle.
RapidRide features high-frequency service, off-board fare payment at RapidRide stations, and systems that integrate the buses with traffic signals and signs.
Recommendations by SDOT:
- Adjust timing of traffic signals for all lanes to keep vehicles moving
- New traffic signals to detect approaching transit and extend a green light or end a red light early
- Implement peak period BAT lanes: morning (6-9 a.m.) and evening (3-7 p.m.)
Tags: Aurora Avenue, King County Metro, SDOT, seattle department of transportation
June 30th, 2013 by Doree
The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday night with Jonathan Dong from Seattle Department of Transportation giving a presentation about coming traffic and parking changes to Aurora Avenue North.
The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building, downstairs in the Blue Room.
As part of a strategy for making travel on Aurora more efficient and reliable for all users, SDOT is recommending traffic signal timing improvements for all lanes and the implementation of peak period Business Access and Transit (BAT) lanes between N. 38th Street and N. 115th Street. BAT lanes will support King County Metro’s new RapidRide E Line bus service which will begin February 2014. Aurora Avenue North is among the most heavily used transportation corridors in King County.
Tags: Aurora Avenue, Phinney Ridge Community Council, SDOT, seattle department of transportation
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.
Tags: construction, paving, SDOT, seattle department of transportation, traffic
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