Update: Holman Road NW Paving Project, Phase Two begins this week

The Seattle Department of Transportation will begin the second phase of work on the Holman Road Northwest Paving Project during the week of May 19. Work in this phase will take place in Zone Two of the project, on Holman Road Northwest between Northwest 87th Street and Seventh Avenue Northwest.

During this phase, crews will make several pedestrian safety improvements, including the construction of pedestrian refuges on Holman Road Northwest at the intersections of Seventh Avenue Northwest and 13th Avenue Northwest, and the enlargement of a current median at Holman Road Northwest and 15th Avenue Northwest to provide a safer area. Bus shelter improvements including lighting will also be made, and the Holman Road Bridge will be repaired and repaved.

Drivers can expect some lane closures and parking restrictions within the construction zone. Regular construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except during work on Holman Road Bridge. The bridge work will require one full 24-hour closure of Holman Road Northwest in both directions between Ninth and Seventh avenues. The bridge work is weather dependent and is currently scheduled to begin on Friday, May 30, at 8 p.m., and to be complete by Saturday, May 31, at 6 p.m.

During the full closure, crews will install a joint replacement and repave the bridge. Drivers will be detoured via Northwest 85th Street and Third Avenue Northwest except freight drivers will use Northwest 85th Street and Greenwood Avenue North. Local bus access will be maintained at Seventh Avenue Northwest for King County Metro’s Route 28 and RapidRide D Line. For information on bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops, see Metro Online, http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/, or call (206) 553-3000.

Also during this phase of work, temporary wheel curbs will be installed on Mary Avenue Northwest and Northwest 92nd Street to help provide a safer route for pedestrians and bicyclists until a new sidewalk is installed in 2016 as part of the Safe Routes to School program. Residents along this route should expect temporary parking changes.

The Holman Road Northwest Paving Project was divided into two phases to reduce impacts to the surrounding community. Work in the first phase took place on Holman Road Northwest between Seventh Avenue Northwest and Greenwood Avenue North and is near completion. The second phase of work is expected to be complete in September.

Funding for this project comes from a Federal Surface Transportation Program preservation grant of $1.1 million. More information about the Holman Road NW Paving Project and Safe Routes to School can be found on the project web page: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_holman.htm