SDOT advises travelers of construction that will close Roosevelt Way NE between NE 45th and NE 40th streets overnight on Thursday, September 29, in order to repave the street.
Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, until 5 a.m. on Friday, September 30, travelers can expect:
• Roosevelt Way NE to be reduced to a single lane of traffic between NE 45th and NE 40th streets, with complete closure by 8 p.m.
• Detour signs will be in place near the project area. Southbound travelers will be detoured using NE Campus Parkway to access the University Bridge.
• Local access will be maintained on NE 43rd St, NE 42nd St, and 41st St, but travelers will not be permitted through those intersections at Roosevelt Way NE.
• The sidewalks on Roosevelt Way NE will remain open, but pedestrians or bicyclists wishing to cross the street will have to do so at either NE 45th St or NE 40th St.
• The existing bicycle detour will remain in place; people biking are advised to use 12th Ave NE.
• Roosevelt Way NE will be reopened to all traffic at 5 a.m. on Friday, September 30, with possible single lane restrictions in place until 7 a.m.
• Asphalt paving will result in noise, light, dust, odor, and vibration.
This work is part of the Roosevelt Way NE Paving & Safety Improvements Project, which includes the repaving of Roosevelt Way NE between NE 65th and south end of the University Bridge. This work will complete the repaving of Roosevelt Way NE, but other elements of the project will be completed in October.
The project also includes the construction of a protected bike lane along the west side of Roosevelt Way NE, creation of in-lane bus stops to improve transit speed and reliability, installation of curb bulbs and pedestrian islands, upgrading curb ramps to meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, and replacement of buckled sidewalks. The project began construction in mid-March.
For more information on the Roosevelt Way NE Paving & Safety Improvements Project, please visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_roosevelt.htm.