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35th Ave NE Paving: Design Update Open House and Walking Tour
We’ve heard from many of you since we announced our final street design concept last May, and we’re writing with an update and an opportunity to talk more with the project team. Since the spring, we’ve been working on the design and engineering for 35th Ave NE and developing key locations like the intersection of NE 75th St, driveways, and key destinations along the route. 

We’ve been out in the neighborhood talking directly with adjacent businesses, residents, and institutions and we’re back in touch to invite you to join us at a public meeting to learn more about design details and how we’re addressing community feedback and concerns. 
Can’t attend the entire event? Join a small group walking tour or just come to the open house. Translation services and accommodations are available if requested one week in advance.

Project design and schedule 

On our website and below, you can find a few new graphics that help show what the street design will look like after paving is complete. We’ve included 2 key locations - NE 73rd St and NE 55th St. As we put the final touches on the design this fall, we’ll work closely with neighbors to understand business operations and access needs to inform the final details of the design. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2018.

Project elements

There are many competing needs for our limited street space and the design for 35th Ave NE helps organize the space more effectively to serve the needs of multiple users, making the roadway safe for all. The project will:
  • Repave the roadway: This will extend the life of the pavement, making the roadway safer and smoother for travel. 
  • Provide a designated space for biking: The City’s Bike Master Plan recommends a protected bike lane on 35th. It will help make biking a better option for people of all ages and abilities in northeast Seattle and contribute to establishing a citywide bike network. Bike lanes enhance the street for everyone, not just people who choose to ride bikes, by providing a safe and predictable space for biking.
  • Improve the intersection at NE 75th St: We’re adding left-turn pockets for northbound and southbound traffic on 35th Ave NE at NE 75th St.   
  • Minimize parking impacts: While parking will be consolidated to the east side of the street, peak-hour restrictions (between 4 – 6 PM) will be removed to make parking more predictable for you, your neighbors, and visitors.  
  • Improve speed and reliability for people riding transit: We’re working with King County Metro to consolidate stops to improve speed and reliability, particularly on Route 65.
  • Upgrade sidewalks: In select locations, we’re upgrading curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and repairing sidewalks.

Stay engaged

We hope to see you at our event on October 21. If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We encourage you to share this information with your friends, family, neighbors, and networks in northeast Seattle. To receive future email updates, please subscribe to our email distribution list.
Rachel McCaffrey
Seattle Department of Transportation
(206) 615-0925 |

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