11th Ave NE & 12th Ave NE Paving & Safety Project

Updated April 12, 2024

What's Happening Now?

Starting as soon as Monday, April 15, we will begin construction on the first segment of the project between NE 68th St and NE 50th St. In addition to moving equipment and materials onto the project site, we will:

  • Locate utilities on the NE and NW corners of NE 47th St. This work requires digging and will be noisy.
  • Start drainage work on the NE corner of NE 64th St. This work requires temporarily closing the east side vehicle lane and restricting parking. Please be alert for flaggers and use caution when traveling through the area.

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Tell us about your needs during construction!

We want to know if you have any needs during construction such as business loading and deliveries, ADA-accessibility, and special events that may be impacted by construction. Take our pre-construction survey to let us know!

Overview

Roosevelt street photo

The 11th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE Paving & Safety project will pave 11th and 12th Aves NE and install accessible curb ramps in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This project is part of our Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

Project elements include:

  • Street paving of 11th and 12th Aves NE between NE 43rd and NE 67th Streets, including accessible curb ramps along the corridor 
  • New protected bike lane on the east side of 11th Ave NE & 12th Ave NE, to build out the neighborhood’s bike network. The eastside protected bike lane also reduces parking removal.
  • Raised protected bike lanes at bus stops allowing for a continuous protected bike lane at bus stops along the corridor
  • Spot sidewalk repair along the project corridor, making it easier to walk or roll on sidewalks in the neighborhood
  • Enhanced crosswalks and traffic signals throughout project corridor to improve safety for people walking, rolling, and biking. This includes new crosswalks at NE 55th St, NE Ravenna Blvd, and NE 62nd St.

Maps and Intersections

Updated project map

Project design on 12th Ave NE between NE 64th and NE 65th Sts

Project design on 12th Ave NE between NE 64th and NE 65th Sts

Project design at 12th Ave NE between NE Ravenna Blvd & NE 61st St

Project design at 12th Ave NE between NE Ravenna Blvd & NE 61st St

Project design for raised protected bike lanes

Project design for raised protected bike lanes

What to expect during construction

We will send regular email updates with information on construction activities. We encourage you to sign up for email updates  to stay informed. 

Typical construction hours are weekdays from 7 AM - 5 PM, with occasional nighttime and weekend work.  If overnight work is required, we will provide notice to affected neighbors in advance. 

During construction, people can expect:  

  • Temporary lane and street closures for people driving. Detours will be provided and signed. 
  • Temporary sidewalk and crossing closures for people walking and rolling. Detours will be provided and signed. 
  • Temporary local access only restrictions in some areas
  • Disruptions to on-street parking
  • Noise, dust, and vibrations during work hours
  • Construction equipment staged in the work area
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times to businesses and residences  

Schedule

  • Planning (done): We collected traffic data, reviewed plans, and gathered community experiences to define options.  
  • Design (done): We conducted community outreach, collected feedback, worked to secure regulatory approval (e.g., Environmental Assessment), and developed increasingly detailed designs that reflected what we heard and learned.  
  • Construction (2024 – 2025): We will construct the project and keep the community informed on the latest construction updates, schedule, and expected impacts.  

Please note that construction schedules are subject to change due to material and crew availability and weather. 

Nearby Projects 

We’re coordinating with nearby design projects and existing projects in the neighborhood. Learn more about nearby projects by visiting their websites linked below: 

RapidRide J Line – Formerly RapidRide Roosevelt 
15th Ave NE Paving Project (completed 2022) 
Roosevelt (completed 2021) 
NE 65th St Vision Zero Project (completed 2020) 

Funding

This project is funded by the Levy to Move Seattle, approved by Seattle voters in November 2015, and an FHWA grant. We also seek additional funding through grants, when available. Learn more about the levy

Project Materials

To view a PDF of project-related materials, please click on the links provided below:

Transportation

Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623
684-Road@seattle.gov

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