The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) reopened N/NW 85th Street to two-way traffic between 8th Avenue NW and Greenwood Avenue N today, completing the majority of work in the second phase of the two-mile paving project. Later this month, the project will move east between Greenwood Avenue N and Aurora Avenue N; however, two-way traffic will be maintained on N 85th Street until early June.
Construction activities began in January on N/NW 85th Street and included replacing the roadway with new concrete and asphalt, new stormwater facilities and new curb ramps. While major construction is complete between Greenwood Avenue N and 15th Avenue NW, some work remains and will be completed in the coming weeks.
Greenwood Avenue N paving – complete before annual car show in June
Work is under way on Greenwood Avenue N between N 85th Street and N 73rd Street in preparation for paving. Utility improvements are almost complete, and work continues to replace the curb ramps at street corners to meet new ADA standards. In late May or early June, the roadway will be resurfaced with new asphalt; all work will be complete before the annual car show in June.
Funded by the 2006 Bridging the Gap levy passed by voters, the paving project makes much-needed repairs to the two-mile stretch of N/NW 85th Street between 15th Avenue NW and I-5, and Greenwood Avenue N. The contractor expects to complete the entire project by late fall.
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