Road closures for pedestrian safety improvements at Third Avenue Northwest and Northwest 56th Street

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of road closures at the intersection of Third Avenue Northwest, Northwest 56th Street and Northwest 55th Place as crews continue constructing pedestrian safety improvements as part of the West Woodland Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project, part of SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund Program. Work began on June 15th and is anticipated to finish by mid-August.

Starting as soon as July 6th, the east and west sides of the intersection of Northwest 56th Street, Northwest 55th Place and Third Avenue Northwest will be closed to traffic. This closure will be in place 24-hours a day and will last until the project is completed later this summer. Local access will be maintained at all times. People walking and riding bikes will be detoured around the closure. Please follow detour signage.

If you have questions or concerns during construction, contact the project team at or 206-733-9361. Visit the project website to learn more about the improvements underway: or click this link to sign up to receive project email updates.


Holiday weekend to bring major delays on eastbound I-90 over Vantage Bridge

Washington State Department of Transportation


Drivers traveling on eastbound Interstate 90 near the Vantage Bridge will experience major delays and back-ups this weekend due to increased traffic.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews are repainting the Vantage Bridge across the Columbia River. A single lane closure for eastbound drivers is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the end of summer. Both westbound lanes are open.

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, drivers will see major delays eastbound starting Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5. Drivers should plan for an hour or more of added travel time or find alternate routes around the Vantage Bridge.

For information regarding delays near the Vantage Bridge follow us on Twitter @wsdot_east, tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 AM or 530 AM or check the Travel Alerts Web page.