Long-awaited Improvements Coming to Linden Avenue North


Construction set to begin Mid-June

SEATTLE — The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is redeveloping Linden Avenue North between North 128th and North 145th streets into a neighborhood-friendly roadway, improving safety for all users. Crews have started mobilizing and preparing the area for construction, set to begin Mid-June. The project is expected to take one year to complete.

 Guided by the City’s Complete Streets ordinance, the Linden Avenue North Complete Street Project will repave and widen the roadway; enhance pedestrian safety with continuous sidewalks, curbs and curb-ramps and a new pedestrian crossing near the Community Center; improve street lighting and drainage; incorporate art that celebrates the neighborhood’s history; and create a two-way buffered bike lane known as a cycle track on the east side of the roadway. The project will also, among other things, add street tree and landscape planting along both sides of the street and complete the missing Interurban Trail link.

SDOT will share information about construction impacts and sequencing at a public open house on June 13th. The contractor will be on hand to answer questions. 

 Public Open House

June 13, 2012 – 6:00-7:30 pm

Bitter Lake Community Center

13035 Linden Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98133

Residents and drivers should expect frequent traffic detours and parking and walking restrictions during construction.  Construction impact details will be disseminated as they are confirmed.

The $12.1  million dollar Linden Avenue North Complete Street Project is funded in part by Bridging the Gap, the voter-supported transportation levy, and was launched from a grass roots effort to get design dollars added to the City’s 2008 budget. 

For more information on the Linden Avenue North Complete Street Project, visit SDOT’s project website, http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/linden.htm

3 Comments on “Long-awaited Improvements Coming to Linden Avenue North”

  1. When is the city going to do the same for 3rd Ave NW? We currently have children walking to and from Viewlands elementary school on the one of the most horrendous strips of “sidewalk” in the northern part of the city. The only continuous and safe part of the side walk is directly in front of the school – if you don’t live on that one block, good luck – your child is taking their life in their hands every day trying to navigate the rest of that street. This isn’t a side street either – there are full size semi trucks, Metro busses and cars that blatantly ignore the speed limit and zip down 3rd going 45-50 mph, with no curbs or barrier
    protecting the pot-holed gravel “path” the city calls a “sidewalk”.

  2. This is so exciting! I’ve lived at 130th and Linden since 2004, and already at that time the “urban village” idea with safe, walkable streets was supposed to have gotten underway several years earlier. So I say it’s about time! And thank you to the neighborhood advocated that kept heckling the city not to forget us!

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