Construction and Repaving begins this Week on Meridian Ave N

Crews working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will repave the roadway and make related improvements on Meridian Ave N, between N 103rd St and N 112th St. Construction is expected to last approximately 3 to 4 months. The new surface will extend the life of the roadway by 10 to 12 years.

 What to expect during construction:

  • Two-way traffic will be maintained, with cars directed around the work zone. Please follow the posted signs.
  • King County Metro bus routes will continue to operate on Meridian Ave N with temporary stop closures depending on the work zone. Metro will post closure notices at bus stops.
  • Street parking on both sides of Meridian Ave N will be removed during construction. Parking on the west side will be restored after the project is complete. Parking on the east side of Meridian Ave N will be permanently removed.
  • Pedestrian detours around work zones.
  • Noise, dust, and vibration will occur regularly.
  • Work hours: weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on occasional weekends, to minimize impacts on business’ driveways and traffic.

The project will:

  • Repave Meridian Ave N between N 103rd St and N 112th St.
  • Add buffer lanes, intersection detection, and other improvements to protect those biking on both sides of Meridian Ave N between N 103rd St and N Northgate Way. The new buffered bike lanes will connect with existing bikes lanes on College Way N and the planned pedestrian/bicycle bridge across I-5 to the future Northgate Link light rail station.
  • Upgrade traffic signal technology.
  • Install new curb ramps where needed to meet current accessibility standards.
  • Construct new concrete landing pads at bus stops to provide a safer and more accessible exit from the rear of the bus.
  • Build a new stormwater detention system to prevent overflows into Thornton Creek and improve habitat.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at: 2016MeridianPaving@seattle.gov or (206) 727-3669.