Work to transform Fifth Avenue NE in Northgate, into a safe, pedestrian-friendly street that accommodates all types of transportation, continues this year. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is now set to begin construction May 24th on pedestrian improvements at Fifth Ave NE and NE 112th St.
Crews will 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. Street lighting poles will also be painted to match improvements done in 2006.
Some traffic disruption is expected during the course of the project, which calls for 40 working days. On Fifth Ave NE between Northgate Way and NE 113th St., from 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., reductions to one lane in each direction should be expected. However, during peak commuting hours, crews will open all travel lanes.
NOTICE: Bus Stop Impact: To accommodate street improvement work, King County Metro crews will temporarily remove the bus shelter, benches and trash can. For questions regarding Metro Transit bus stops contact King County Metro Transit directly: by phone at (206) 553-3000; email at Customer.Comments@kingcounty.gov; or visit www.kingcounty.gov/metro for route information.
For information: LeAnne Nelson, (206) 684-3897
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548