Long-awaited Improvements Coming to Linden Avenue North
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