It’s been a long three-year effort, but the City of Seattle just wrapped up its downtown paving work. SDOT, using more than $80 million in Bridging the Gap (BTG) levy funds, has rebuilt and repaved over that time 101 lane-miles, with 86.5 of those within or leading to downtown.
Among the many streets improved in this three-year effort were Second Avenue (Yesler Way to Denny Way), Third Avenue (Spring Street to Virginia Street), Fourth Avenue (S Jackson Street to Denny Way) and Fifth Avenue (Marion Street to Denny Way). Check out our map to see all the roadways that were repaved.
The work includes $3 million spent solely for “Complete Streets” elements to foster sustainability and give Seattleites better choices for mobility. These elements include street trees, lighting, pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements, and accommodations for public transit.
By focusing on downtown streets, we can ensure traffic continues to flow during the Central Waterfront’s Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project. Thanks to BTG, SDOT will now repave more key neighborhood streets like 15th Avenue NE in the University District, N 85th Street in Greenwood and Dexter Avenue.