The Seattle Department of Transportation will close two lanes of North 105th Street at Evanston Avenue North next Monday and Tuesday, April 28 and 29. The lane closures will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. A single travel lane will be maintained in each direction.
On Wednesday, April 30, only eastbound traffic on North 105th at Evanston Avenue North will be reduced to a single lane, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Motorists should expect some moderate travel delays on these days.
The lane closures next week are needed for the installation of a permanent overhead variable message sign that will provide eastbound motorists real time traffic information (i.e., estimated travel times and notice of accidents ahead). It will be one of two such overhead signs installed as part of SDOT’s North 105th/North Northgate Way Roadway and Signal Improvements Project. (The other overhead sign will be placed on Lake City Way Northeast at Northeast 120th Street.)
The project also includes the repaving the roadway from Greenwood Avenue North to Corliss Avenue North, along with new sidewalks, driveways, and curb ramps. New drainage infrastructure, including new stormwater detention pipes and water quality features will be installed in conjunction with the roadway repaving. All eastbound traffic on North Northgate Way from Aurora Avenue North to Meridian Avenue North has been temporarily closed for this work, as well as a reduction of westbound traffic in the same corridor to a single lane. These closures are expected to remain in place for approximately four months.
The entire project is slated for completion this coming fall. More information about the project and its other elements can be found on the project website at www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_N105htm.