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Hey Neighbor, Nice Road.

People in several Seattle neighborhoods including Rainier Valley and Bitter Lake now have new road surfaces, thanks to the City’s 2017 Microsurfacing Program. Microsurfacing is a cost-effective way to extend the life of pavement by sealing minor cracks and other problems by applying a thin protective coating on roads – it’s just like painting your house to protect it!

Before (left) and after (right) microsurfacing on NE 50th Street approaching 30th Ave NE.

This year, SDOT crews spent 10 days in August working on streets around future Neighborhood Greenways in Rainier Valley and in North Seattle, as well as in Bitter Lake, Wedgwood, and Ravenna-Bryant neighborhoods.

Check out the maps showing all of the newly microsurfaced streets:

To learn more, visit SDOT’s Microsurfacing Program page. If you have any questions or comments, contact Paul Elliott at or (206) 684-5321.