Surveyors have been at work up and down 35th Ave NE recently because the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to repave 35th Ave NE in the year 2018.
SDOT prioritizes projects based on pavement condition, traffic volume, opportunities to improve the roadway’s operations, equitable treatment of residents and businesses, and opportunities for grants or coordination with other projects in the area. Additionally, keeping our transportation system in a state of good repair helps lower the cost of future maintenance.
Paving projects can often include better street crossings and curb ramp upgrades or repairs (consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act). It is also a good opportunity for other changes that address safety, how people are using the street, and consideration of citywide transportation plans.
The paving program is funded by the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle and makes it possible to pave up to 180 lane miles of arterial streets over nine years.
Here is info about the paving program, and the info page has a link to the survey of how you use 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood. Surveys must be completed by September 18, 2016.