The Seattle Department of Transportation has been paving North 105th Street as part of a major paving project that began last summer. SDOT recently announced that the paving operations on 105th would progress to another segment of the street during the week of February 17; however, due to unfavorable weather the move has been rescheduled to the week of February 24th, and this date remains “weather permitting”.
During the week when the move occurs, all of the lanes on 105th from Greenwood Avenue North to Aurora Avenue North will be reopened to traffic.
The contractor will then move to the segment of 105th between Aurora Avenue North and Meridian Avenue North, and the eastbound travel lanes between Aurora and Meridian will be closed. Westbound traffic in this segment will be reduced to a single lane. This closure and lane reduction is expected to remain in place until July.
Detours after the shift:
- General purpose traffic will be detoured either north on Aurora to North 115th Street or south on Aurora to North 85th Street.
- Truck traffic will be detoured north on Aurora to North 145th Street.
- General purpose traffic heading to North Seattle Community College, Northgate Shopping Center, or other destinations in the area may also detour south on Aurora to North 90th Street, then east to Wallingford Avenue North, then turn north on Wallingford to North 92nd Street, east on 92nd, and north again along College Way North/Meridian Avenue North.
The contractor expects to complete the project, which includes paving Northgate Way west of I-5, in the late summer. In addition to paving, the project includes other improvements such as sidewalks, lighting, drainage, and two new dynamic message boards. More information can be found at the project website, located at www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_N105.htm.