Enhancing a roadway juncture to better serve the community, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will make improvements to the intersection of NE 55th Street, Ravenna Boulevard NE and 22nd Avenue NE, near Ravenna Park. In accordance with Mayor McGinn’s Walk Bike Ride initiative and the City’s Complete Streets policy, the improvements will include reconfiguration of the intersection to more safety accommodate drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.
The work incorporates new curb bulbs, pedestrian ramps, restriped crosswalks, repaving of NE 55th St from 22nd to 25th avenues NE, and a new bike lane on NE 55th St. Two bio-retention areas will also be added to the curb bulbs to improve drainage. A contractor working for SDOT will begin work next week (the week of April 4) and will complete the project by June.
Work hours will typically be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, but some weekend work may be required. At least one lane in each direction will remain open on NE 55th Street. Drivers should consider using alternate routes and allow extra time if they must travel through this intersection. There will be pedestrian and bicycle detours, and parking and loading restrictions.
To sign up for construction email updates for the project, send an email to 15thAveNE@seattle.gov . For more information, please visit the project Web site at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_ne55th_ravenna.htm.