The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will begin paving Sand Point Way Northeast between Northeast 95thth Street and Northeast 77th Street on July 8, necessitating an around-the-clock southbound detour until mid-August. Southbound traffic will be detoured off of Sand Point Way as follows:
- West on Northeast 95th Street to 35th Avenue Northeast
- South on 35th Avenue Northeast to Northeast 70th Street
- East on NE 70th to Sand Point Way Northeast
Northbound traffic on Sand Point Way will not be detoured, though drivers should exercise additional caution within the work zone.
A map of the detour can be found here: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/images/125th–Sandpoint-Zone-5-Detour-Map.gif
This work is part of the Northeast 125th Street/Sand Point Way Northeast Repaving Project, which began in early June. Nearly five miles of asphalt roadway will be repaved, providing a smoother, safer ride for all users. In addition, 85 curb ramps will be updated or installed to improve the pedestrian experience and meet current accessibility standards, two new bus shelters will be constructed, and three bio-retention structures will be added to the stormwater system.
The $3 million project, funded primarily by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006, was awarded $1 million in federal funds.
For further information, visit the project website at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_ne125.htm