Category Archives: Transportation

BCC Sept. 16 Meeting Will Focus on Broadview Transportation Needs

Mind the Gap: Broadview Transportation Needs  Seattle’s “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy ends already next year. The process for the next levy is underway.  What comes next? What can Broadview ask for? Learn from community members and city SDOT staff about the various neighborhood and transportation plans and what is likely to make it in…

Holman Road Repaving to Start in April

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has a project to repave Holman Road this year.  According to the project description at this site it will also involve: –New pedestrian medians –Bridge expansion joint replacement –New curb ramps –New bus shelters and lighting –Sidewalk repairs There will be some lane restrictions and street closures.  The project is…

Crews to pave 3rd Ave NW at northern city limits next week —if weather allows

Seattle Department of Transportation has announced a paving project on 3rd Ave. NW next week. Paving crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation plan to grind and pave Third Avenue Northwest from Northwest 140th Street to Northwest 145th Street on Thursday and Friday next week, March 13 and 14. If weather is unfavorable, the work…

King County Proposes Revenue for Metro Transit

On February 10, the King County Council created the King County Transportation District, the separate taxing district that has the authority to generate revenue for transit, roads and other transportation projects. The Transportation District Board unanimously sent to voters a proposal to raise revenue that would be directed toward Metro Transit bus service and County…

Construction on North 143rd St Aurora Ave to Palatine Ave North

  Aurora Rapid Ride Pedestrian Improvements and Greenwood Place Apartments has turned North 143rd into one large construction project this winter. Breaking ground last fall at 143rd and Greenwood is a 49 unit apartment complex including commercial spaces and underground parking for 49 vehicles. Greenwood Place apartments will upgrade street frontage adding sidewalks, trees, planters…

Pedestrian Struck on Greenwood

On Monday February 10th at 8:15 AM a pedestrian was struck by a car at 143rd and Greenwood. The car was westbound on 143rd turned left onto Greenwood striking the pedestrian in the crosswalk, the driver said she did not see the pedestrian. Construction workers from Greenwood Place came to the aid of the pedestrian…

King County Proposal to Fund Metro Transit and Avoid Cuts

King County today announced a proposed way to fund Metro Transit when temporary funding expires in mid-2014.  Below is the announcement. From: King County Metro Transit Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:06 PM Subject: A new proposal to keep buses on the road With the state legislature’s transportation funding effort stalled, County Executive Constantine has…

Update on Rapid Ride Improvements along Aurora Ave. N

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has announced the schedule for its sidewalk and traffic signal improvements for Metro’s E Line implementation. The improvements include the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of North 95th Street and Aurora Avenue North, along with a number of new sidewalks on Aurora and some of its…

Weigh In on Possible Metro Transit Bus Route Changes

More changes to Broadview bus lines are coming if funding is not found….  Let your voices be heard! King County says it may have to eliminate 74 Metro bus routes and make changes to more than 100 other routes unless more funding can be found. See the link below for the proposed changes to the 28…

Metro Transit Constructing Improvements for the Rapid Ride D Line at 7th Ave. NW and Holman Road

Construction is underway of roadway improvements at the north end of the RapidRide D Line that will enable the D Line to better access its existing terminal on NW 100th Place by way of Holman Road. Through the course of the project, crews will be building: 1.    A new left turn pocket on Holman Road…