The Seattle Department of Transportation will soon transition to a new construction zone on the multi-year paving project on North 105th Street and North Northgate Way. SDOT recently announced that construction would progress to a new location on these streets—between Aurora Avenue North and Meridian Avenue North. Due to freezing temperatures and heavy rains, the contractor has now moved the date to the week of March 3, if weather permits.
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 and of North Northgate Way 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 through 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 either north on Aurora to North 145th Street or south on Aurora to North 85th 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.