Work continues this year to transform Fifth Avenue NE in the Northgate area into a safe, pedestrian-friendly street that accommodates all types of transportation. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) begins construction May 24th on pedestrian improvements at Fifth Ave NE and NE 112th St.
Some traffic disruption is expected during the course of the project, which calls for 40 working days. Fifth Ave NE between Northgate Way and NE 113th St will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. During peak commuting hours, all travel lanes will be open.
Crews will remove pavement and install a landscaped median as well as stamped concrete cross walks. New sidewalk and new curb ramps will be built along the west side of Fifth Ave NE, adjacent to the new Urban Center Park, and a portion of a paved planting strip on the east side of Fifth Ave NE will be replaced with landscaping. Finally, street lighting poles will be painted to match improvements done in 2006.
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