Westbound Northgate Way at Aurora will shift position on Aug. 6

Westbound traffic on North Northgate Way will temporarily shift to the south side of the roadway through the intersection with Aurora Avenue North for two weeks starting Aug. 6. Northgate Way will remain closed to eastbound traffic. The shift will allow the contractor to install storm drainage structures and new pavement. These traffic changes are part of the North 105th Street/North Northgate Way Improvement Project.

Police Officers will be on site to assist motorists on weekdays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on weekends from noon to 6 p.m.

The Seattle Department of Transportation is repaving North 105th Street and Northgate Way from Greenwood Avenue North to Corliss Avenue North. Construction on the center phase of the project, between Aurora and Meridian Avenue North, began in late February and is expected to last for another month. During this phase of construction, this segment of Northgate Way has been closed to eastbound traffic. It is currently projected to reopen in late August or early September, when the center phase is completed and the project moves to its east phase, from Meridian to Corliss Avenue North.

Both east- and westbound travel will remain open during the east phase of construction, which is expected to last until mid-November, although will be reduced to a single traffic lane in each direction. As such, motorists should expect delays, or consider detouring to an alternate route until this phase is completed. The entire project will be finished when the east phase construction is completed.

This $9.2 million project is being funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006 and by the state Transportation Improvement Board. Additional information regarding the project can be found on the web at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_n105.htm.