Mayor Ed Murray and SDOT recently announced 12 new projects that will be constructed through the Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program. Utilizing funds from the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle, the city will invest $6.5 million over the next three years in these new projects:
- N 40 St and Bagley Ave N Pedestrian Improvements
- Harbor Ave SW and SW Spokane St Intersection Improvements
- Aurora Ave N Corridor Improvements: N 85 St to N 105 St
- John & Thomas Corridor Crossing Improvements
- NE 70 St and I-5 Walking and Biking Improvements
- 15th Ave S and S Columbian Way Intersection Revision
- S Jackson St Corridor Improvements
- Chief Sealth High School Walkway Improvements
- Improved connections to Freeway Park
- Holman Rd and 13th Ave NW Signal
- Bailey Gatzert Elementary Pedestrian Improvements
- Hawthorne Elementary & S Genesee St Safer Community Pedestrian Connections
Residents of Seattle’s neighborhoods proposed over 100 projects, which were reviewed by the city’s 13 district councils and ultimately vetted by the citizen-driven Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee.
The Neighborhood Street Fund Program provides $26 million over the course 9-year levy to neighborhood projects to improve safety, mobility and access. The program is on a three-year cycle allowing neighborhoods to build larger projects with greater impacts on walking and biking. Works selected in 2016 will be designed in 2017 and constructed in 2018.
We look forward to working with the home communities of these projects for design input to build the best projects for these neighborhoods. Look for us early in 2017!
For more information on the Levy to Move Seattle or to learn more about the Neighborhood Street Fund for Large Projects, click here.