The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has finalized the street design concept for 35th Ave NE, based on current and future needs and with the goal of creating more options to safely get around the neighborhood.
A couple of months ago, representatives from SDOT attended our March Board of Trustees meeting to give an update on the 2018 Paving Project in Northeast Seattle. They also presented a preliminary design concept for the changes to 35th Ave NE.
On May 25, SDOT finalized the street design concept, which you can see here. The image on this page shows how sections of 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood will be affected.
Specifically, between NE 65th Street and NE 85th Street, the design concept includes:
- 5′ unprotected bike lane along the west side of 35th Ave NE
- 10.5′ south-bound travel lane
- 10.5′ north-bound travel lane
- 7′ parking next to the north-bound travel lane
- 2′ buffer
- 5′ protected bike lane along the east side of 35th Ave NE
Between NE 85th St and NE 89th Street, where 35th Ave NE is a bit more accommodating, the design concept expands to include wider bike lanes, parking, and travel lanes. It also includes parking and protected bike lanes on both sides of the street.
You can read more about the 35th Ave NE Paving Project on SDOT’s website.
Share your thoughts about the design and stay in the loop by subscribing to a project distribution list. SDOT will send emails with project updates and public engagement opportunities.
Questions? Email the project team at 35thAvePaving@seattle.gov or call (206) 615-0925.
July 31 Update: This is the anticipated project timeline, per SDOT’s project page.
|Summer/fall 2016||Project planning and outreach|
|Spring 2017||Street concept design and outreach|
|Summer 2017||Begin design|
|Summer 2017||Outreach to residents, businesses, and property owners|
|Fall 2017||Finish design|
|Fall/winter 2017||Pre-construction coordination with community|
|Winter 2018||Begin construction|
|Fall 2018||Complete construction|