Contractors working for the Seattle Department of Transportation expect to reach “substantial completion” on the North 105th Street/North Northgate Way Improvement Project by the end of next week. The final major piece of work will be repaving the intersection of North Northgate Way and Meridian Avenue North.
Until construction is completed, traffic on Northgate Way between Meridian and Corliss will remain reduced to a single lane in each direction. There will be no left turns permitted onto Northgate Way from southbound Meridian. (This traffic will be directed to detour via North 107th Street and Corliss Avenue North.) In addition, there will be no left turns onto Meridian from eastbound Northgate Way. Northbound traffic on Meridian will be reduced to a single lane at Northgate Way, although through traffic, left and right turns, will be permitted from this lane.
On Monday night, Nov. 10, from 6 p.m. until midnight, crews will grind and remove the existing asphalt of the intersection, with the work being done in sections in order to keep it open to vehicular traffic. Uniformed police officers present to help keep traffic flowing.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6 p.m. until Wednesday at 3 a.m., the intersection will be repaved, requiring the closure of the intersection to eastbound and westbound traffic, with a detour to North 107th Street. Northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. Weather permitting, the intersection will be paved and restored by Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Over the coming week, in addition to the intersection repaving, crews will finish curb ramp installation, driveways, and roadway striping, all necessary before Northgate Way can be fully reopened.
The North 105thStreet /North Northgate Way Improvement Project began in July 2013. The project included repaving the roadway from Greenwood Avenue North to Corliss Avenue North, along with new stormwater detention pipes, new sidewalks and curb ramps. In addition, the project included a number of traffic signal, lighting and transportation technology improvements extending east on Northgate Way and then north on Lake City Way Northeast to Northeast 120th Street. The $9.2 million project was funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in 2006, as well as from a grant from the Transportation Improvement Board.
More information about the project can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_N105.htm.