One of Seattle’s busiest arterials is set to get a facelift starting Monday, April 14. The Seattle Department of Transportation will repave 1.3 miles of Holman Road Northwest from Greenwood Avenue North to Northwest 87th Street.
In addition to the paving work, crews will make several pedestrian safety improvements including the construction of a pedestrian median on Holman Road Northwest at the intersection of 13th Avenue Northwest and 7th Avenue Northwest. A current median at Holman Road Northwest and 15th Avenue Northwest will be enlarged to provide a safer area. Transit riders will also benefit from the project with improvements to bus shelters, including lighting.
To reduce impacts to the surrounding community, this project has been divided into two phases. The first phase of work will be done in Zone 1 on Holman Road Northwest between 7th Avenue Northwest and Greenwood Avenue North and is expected to be complete in June. Once Zone 1 is complete, crews will begin work on Zone 2, on Holman Road Northwest between Northwest 87th Street and 7th Avenue Northwest, which is expected to be complete by September.
Drivers can expect some lane closures and parking restrictions within the construction zone. Regular construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of bridge expansion joint replacement work of Holman Road Bridge in Zone 2, which will require a full closure of Holman Road Northwest at 8th Avenue Northwest in both directions while work is conducted during weekend nights.
Funding from this project comes from the Bridging the Gap transportation levy and a Federal Surface Transportation Program preservation grant of $1.1 million.
More information about the project and Safe Routes to School can be found on the project web page: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_holman.htm