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15th Avenue NE Reconstruction Project Nearly Complete!

Update: Some finishing work remains and will be compltede within the next month to close out this important project!  Visit SDOT’s Flickr page to see construction pics!

In January 2011, SDOT began work on 15th Ave NE in the University District. The street was reconstructed between NE Pacific St and NE 50th St with new concrete pavement, and resurfaced between NE 50th St and NE 55th St with new asphalt. The project will be substantially complete September 16th – ahead of schedule and on budget! During the project, the team:

  • Placed 11,093 cubic yards of base rock and concrete in the new roadway – enough material to cover a football field 5 ½ feet deep!
  • Made 371 truck trips to haul away old pavement and gravel
  • Installed 52 new curb ramps to improve accessibility
  • Placed 6 new bus shelters
  • Redistributed street lighting and installed 4 new pedestrian lights and 7 new street light poles to improve visibility along the corridor
  • Installed 16 new stormwater catch basins and 49 filters to improve water quality
  • Created a new northbound left turn lane at NE 42nd St
  • Implemented a left turn restriction (transit only) during peak periods from northbound 15th Ave NE to westbound NE 45th St
  • Rebuilt 6,500 linear feet of sidewalk
  • Installed 26,913 linear feet of electrical conduit – enough conduit to wrap around the Husky Stadium track over 20 times!

Thank you to the nearby community for the support and patience as we completed this much needed improvement project!