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New sidewalks are coming, new sidewalks are coming!!

As we move closer to the end of 2013 Seattle residents can expect to see a flurry of construction activity as the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) begins to wrap up many of its construction projects.  Currently, two of SDOT’s 2013 Sidewalk Development projects are in construction right now, with two more sites soon to begin.  Seven blocks of new sidewalk will be completed this year thanks to the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative passed by Seattle voters in 2006.  Over the first six years of the initiative more than 92 blocks of new sidewalk has been constructed.

 Sidewalk 066 RESIZE Woodland Pl

Woodland Place North between N 64th Street and N 65th Street – Concrete is being poured for the new sidewalk on the east side of Woodland Place N between N 64th Street and N 65th Street.  This 1.3 block segment will be constructed with permeable pavement.  To the north it will connect directly to the new Metro RapidRide stop at N 65th Street between Woodland Place N and Aurora Avenue N. Crews are also constructing the connection to the west across Woodland to a Metro and Pedestrian Master Plan-funded pedestrian crossing improvement on the west side of the street.

 Sidewalk 069 RESIZE NE 125th

NE 125th Street between 35th Avenue NE and Sand Point Way NE – grading work has begun as preparation for three blocks of sidewalk on the north side of NE 125th Street.  The sidewalk construction follows the recent repaving of NE 125th Street.

Sidewalk_070 RESIZE 13th Ave NW

13th Avenue NW and NW 90th Street and on N 90th Street – In late October, construction will begin on the sidewalk at 13th Avenue NW and NW 90th Street and on N 90th Street between Dayton Avenue N and Fremont Avenue N.

New sidewalks provide the key connection within and between our neighborhoods. They make it easier to get to school, work and transit. For more information on the 2013 projects please visit SDOT’s Sidewalk Development Program webpage.

For information on BTG and the other projects funded please visit their webpage.