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Roosevelt Paving & Safety Project near completion!

Construction for the Roosevelt Paving & Safety Project is just about done! We started construction in March and crews have been hard at work repaving the street and building other safety improvements for people who walk, bike, drive, and ride transit in this section of northeast Seattle.


New in-lane transit island and protected bike lane at NE 65th St.

Paving is complete

Crews successfully paved Zone D (between NE 45th and NE 40th streets), marking the last major construction for this project.

Here’s what’s left to do:

  • Finish construction of the transit island at NE 42nd St
  • Paint permanent pavement markings in Zone D in about 2 weeks; this work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled if needed
  • Fill tree pits with soil
  • Install and/or replace remaining signs
  • Repair sidewalk in select locations
  • Install hand rails at new transit islands (King County Metro will install bus shelters on transit islands in the coming weeks)
  • Service power to new luminaries on transit islands
  • Complete miscellaneous punch list items
  • Clean up construction equipment, materials, and traffic control

New protected bike lane on the west side of Roosevelt Way NE at NE 59th St.

We’ll reopen the protected bike lane in Zone D in the coming weeks as construction wraps up and permanent striping is installed. People on bikes need to merge with traffic for one block, between NE 41st and NE 40th streets, due to private construction on the west side of Roosevelt Way NE. If you’re driving along Roosevelt Way NE, be careful not to park in the new protected bike lane!


Southbound protected bike lane on the University Bridge.

Thank you Roosevelt and U-District neighborhoods for your patience during construction. Enjoy the smooth ride on Roosevelt!