Welcome and overview

Welcome to the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements project online open house!

In summer 2019, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) began work to repave over 6 miles of arterial streets and update lane layouts in the Green Lake and Wallingford communities. This project will help to create safer places for everyone, whether you're walking, biking, taking transit, or driving. Paving projects create opportunities to update the street design, which can improve safety and move people and goods more efficiently in a growing Seattle. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021. Read on to learn more about what to expect during construction. 

What's happening now?

As of May 28, we have completed asphalt paving on N 50th St! We have placed temporary stripes on the road and will return in late June to paint the finals stripes. On Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9, we plan to pave N 40th St from Stone Way N to Latona Ave NE during daytime working hours, from 7 AM – 7 PM. If we are not able to complete paving those two days due to weather or other delays, we will plan to pave on Wednesday, June 10.

As a reminder, please be mindful and respectful of neighbors and follow posted speed limits in and around our work zone.

This work is highly weather dependent, and the schedule is subject to change. We will share any schedule updates through our weekly email updates and on this project webpage

Here’s what you can expect during asphalt paving on N 40th St:  

  • NO access in or out of driveways or parking garages when the road is closed and paving is in process. Asphalt can take up to 6 hours to fully cure; we will re-open driveways as it is safe and feasible. 
  • We will deliver flyers to notify you before driveway closures 
  • No parking signs will be in place during this work  
  • If you need access to your vehicle during this work, please park on side streets 
  • Emergency access will be maintained at all times during this work 
  • Pedestrian access to homes and businesses to be maintained at all times  
  • There may be changes to the King County Metro 26 line near N 40th St and Latona Ave NE. Please sign up for Metro Rider Alerts for more information. 
  • Traffic will be maintained with one rotating lane of traffic with flaggers and uniformed police officers  

During construction, you can typically expect:

  • Work to typically take place 5 days a week, from 7 AM - 7 PM
  • On-street parking restrictions near work zones; please follow signage on "No Parking" signs to avoid your vehicle getting towed.
  • Vehicle lane shifts or single lane closures around work zones
  • Pedestrian detours
  • Flaggers to be present to direct traffic
  • Protection for trees in the immediate construction area
  • Construction noise, dust, and vibration

Learn more about the construction activities and potential traffic impacts on these corridors through the construction email archive on our project website.

A map shows the Green Lake and Wallingford neighborhoods. Colored lines note where construction will occur on N 40th St, N 50th St, N 80th St, and along Green Lake Dr and Green Lake Way on the north and east sides of Green Lake. Construction on Stone Way N will be completed under a separate contract.
View our construction fact sheet to learn more.
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A couple walks their dog at the intersection of Green Lake Dr, NE 71st, and NE Ravenna Blvd. Two people are riding bikes. It’s a sunny day.
People walking and biking near Green Lake Park

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Feel free to also view our construction email update archive.

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Construction workers roll over fresh asphalt and one worker tamps down asphalt with handheld machine to detail around curbs.
Construction workers rolling over fresh asphalt
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Construction basics

Beginning summer 2019 and finishing in 2021, we’ll be repaving over 6 miles of roadways in the Green Lake and Wallingford communities. We know construction can be disruptive and we’ll work to minimize impacts and get the work done efficiently.

The schedule and duration for construction is tentative and is subject to change as work progresses. We'll continue to provide updates on this website and through our email updates on timing of specific construction activities.

Construction Schedule

A project timeline bar shows that construction begins in late July 2019 and ends in spring 2021. Work may continue through 2021 as needed.
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For construction schedules by zone, view the information for each project area below.

Read the construction fact sheet and FAQs to learn more about what to expect during construction.

N 40th St

We’re repaving and making improvements for people walking along N 40th St from Stone Way N to Latona Ave NE. We’ll also be implementing improvements to bike connections in the area.

Solar powered flashing beacons are placed on either end of a crosswalk going across a residential street.
N 40th St will have new rapid flashing beacons for people walking at key intersections
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Construction work will involve:

  • Repairing sidewalks near bus shelters, near people’s homes, and at key intersections
  • Adding or upgrading over 100 curb ramps along N 40th St for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility
  • Adding new rapid flashing beacons at Bagley Ave N and 2nd Ave NE to improve visibility for people walking
  • Adding new curb bulbs at Ashworth Ave N and Densmore Ave N to shorten the crossing distance for people walking, enhance safety, and calm traffic as a part of the Your Voice, Your Choice program 
  • Enhancing crossings for people biking at Latona Ave NE and N 40th St as well as NE Pacific St
A map that displays the section of N 40th St that will receive a three-quarters of a mile of repaving along the blue line. The map also shows existing bike facilities in the form of yellow dotted lines. The circular images along the blue line show sidewalk and bike connection improvements.
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N 40th St Construction Schedule

September 2019 –  May 2020

  • Utilities
  • Curb ramps
  • Sidewalks

May 2020 – July 2020

  • Paving
  • Restoration

To learn more about the final design for N 40th St, read our N 40th St fact sheet and view our final design map of N 40th St (8MB).

A person commutes home from work via bike along N 50th St on a sunny day.
A person biking on N 50th St
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N 50th St

We’re repaving N 50th St from Phinney Ave N to Roosevelt Way NE and enhance existing bike lanes. As part of these improvements, we’ll add curb ramps at many intersections along N 50th St for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility—that’s over 170 curb ramps! We’ll also add rapid flashing beacons at Dayton Ave N and at Woodland Park Ave N to improve safety and visibility for people walking.

We’re making changes to lane layouts on N 50th St to improve the existing bike lanes. Construction work will include:

  • Wider bike lanes between Phinney Ave N and Stone Way N to improve comfort and safety for people biking
  • Clearer striping of the bike lanes to clearly separate people driving and biking, as well as parked cars
  • New rapid flashing beacons at Dayton Ave N and Woodland Park Ave N to improve safety and visibility for people walking

We're looking at ways within our scope and budget to make improvements for people walking and biking through the intersection of N 50th St, Stone Way N, and Green Lake Way N. This work will be under a separate contract, and we will provide you with more information as this work progresses through our email updates.

A map that displays the section of N 50th St that will receive a mile of repaving along the blue line. The map also shows existing bike facilities in the form of yellow dotted lines and new bike facilities in solid, yellow lines. Circular images on the blue line show areas that will receive bike lane and sidewalk improvements.
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N 50th St Construction Schedule

July 2019  May 2020

  • Utilities
  • Curb ramps
  • Sidewalks

May 2020 – July 2020

  • Paving (Completed May 28)
  • Restoration

To learn more about the final design for N 50th St, read our N 50th St fact sheet and view our final design map of N 50th St (36MB).

E Green Lake Way N and Green Lake Dr N

We’re repaving and updating lane layouts around the east side of Green Lake from Densmore Ave N to N 50th St to include protected bike lanes, intersection improvements, and some on-street parking removal.

Two bikers riding next to each other along the bike lane near the intersection of Green Lake Way N, N 50th St, and Stone Way N.
People biking near the intersection of Green Lake Way N, N 50th St, and Stone Way N
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We’re updating lane layouts in the Green Lake area, including:

  • 2-way protected bike lanes around the Lake, which will transition to 1-way protected bike lanes at the intersection of W Green Lake Way N and E Green Lake Way N (near the Pitch and Putt) and extend to N 46th St
  • Improvements to the intersection of W Green Lake Way N and E Green Lake Way N (near the Pitch and Putt), which includes adding a new signal that will improve wait times by over 2.5 minutes
  • Making the intersection of NE Ravenna Blvd, NE 71st St, and E Green Lake Way N more predictable by "squaring up" the intersection as much as possible and adding a rapid flashing beacon one block south of the intersection to improve safety for people crossing
  • 50 new trees and other landscaping to provide shade and buffer for bikes and Woodland Playfield and Park users.

We're looking at ways within our scope and budget to make improvements for people walking and biking through the intersection of N 50th St, Stone Way N, and Green Lake Way N. This work will be under a separate contract, and we will provide you with more information as this work progresses through our email updates.

Green Lake Loop Construction Schedule

Started January 2020

  • Utilities
  • Curb ramps
  • Sidewalks

Spring 2021

  • Paving
  • Restoration

To learn more about the final design, read our Green Lake Loop fact sheet and view our final design map of the Green Lake Loop (2MB).

A map that displays the section of Green Lake Way and Green Lake Dr that will receive a repaving along the blue line. The map also shows existing bike facilities in the form of yellow dotted lines and new bike facilities in solid, yellow lines. Circular images along Green lake way show construction areas that will receive rapid flashing beacons, new traffic signals and sidewalk improvements.
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Cars move at the green light and wait at the red light at the intersection of Wallingford Ave N and N 80th St.
The N 80th St corridor
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N 80th St

We’re repaving N 80th St from Aurora Ave N to I-5 and upgrading curb ramps at many intersections along N 80th St for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility—that’s over 70 curb ramps! Nearly a mile of N 80th St will be repaved, including replacing or repairing broken concrete panels and repaving asphalt in specific areas.

We’re repaving N 80th St and making changes to improve safety and visibility, including:

  • Adding paint-and-post curb bulbs on the north side of N 80th St on either side of the Ashworth Ave N intersection
  • Updating curb ramps at every intersection between Aurora Ave N and I-5
  • Adding a signalized crosswalk at the intersection of N 83rd St, Green Lake Dr N, and Aurora Ave N as a part of the Safe Routes to School program

We won’t be making changes to lane layouts on N 80th St as a part of the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements project.

A map that displays the section of N 80th St that will receive a nearly a mile of repaving as a dark blue line. The map also shows existing bike facilities in the form of yellow dotted lines and new bike facilities in solid, yellow lines. The red line shows an area where there will be on-street parking removal. Circular images show areas that will receive bus stop improvements and a new traffic signal.
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N 80th St Construction Schedule

Starting as soon as late summer 2020

  • Utilities
  • Curb ramps
  • Sidewalks

Spring 2021

  • Paving
  • Restoration

To learn more, read our N 80th St fact sheet and view our final design map of N 80th St (7MB).

Contact us

You’ll continue to hear from us throughout construction. We’ll share information and construction updates via this online open house, our project webpage, email listserv, door-to-door flyering, and in-person events. Sign up for our email updates to stay up to date on the project!

A member of the project team listens while a member of the public points to a display board and asks a question about the project design.
A project engineer talks with a member of the community at a drop-in session in July 201
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Contact us

Our project is coordinating with Puget Sound Energy and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) on their projects in the area:

Puget Sound Energy Green Lake and Wallingford gas main replacement work

WSDOT SR 99 Roy St to N 145th St paving project

WSDOT SR 99 George Washington Bridge paving project

A member of our outreach team welcomes kids to the project booth while tabling at a community event on a sunny day.
Project outreach team members tabling at a community event
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Other resources

If you’d like to learn more about how we got here, check out these additional resources available online.

Check out our other resources!