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COMING SOON: Construction will begin for new sidewalks & speed humps on NE 50th St.

Construction will begin as early as February 25th or as late as March 4th and when it does, NE 50th St will be open to local traffic only until construction completes in May of this year. This project is a result of significant neighborhood support to make NE 50th St more comfortable and walkable for pedestrians.


Here’s what you can expect:

Project Outcome

To provide a more comfortable and separate space for people walking on NE 50th St, we’re installing new curbed sidewalks on the south side of the street between 30th and 33rd avenues NE, with curb ramps at each corner. Five speed humps will also be constructed throughout NE 50th St to reduce driving speeds and make it more walkable.



Construction will begin late February, early March 2019.

  • Crews will work between 7 AM and 5 PM on weekdays.

Construction will be complete and NE 50th St will be open again by the end of May 2019.

The NE 50th St sidewalk project is weather-dependent, and the project schedule is subject to change.



NE 50th St will be closed, except to residents and local businesses on NE 50th St. Parking will not be allowed on NE 50th St during construction, and temporary driveway closures will occur when work is happening next to or in front of driveways.

Adjacent streets, such as 30th Ave NE, and the residential streets, such as University View Place NE, will be open during project construction.



Expect loud noise, dust, and typical construction equipment while crews are working.


Want more information?

For more information on this project, please our project website. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our outreach team by emailing or calling 206.684.5283.


Thanks for your patience while make these improvements!