When Sound Transit’s Link light rail station opens in 2021, the already growing Northgate neighborhood will become one of the region’s most active transit hubs. Today, a 10-lane interstate divides the neighborhood, and to walk between North Seattle College and the existing transit center takes 25 minutes or more. We are building a new pedestrian and bike bridge to address this.
The new, accessible, all ages and abilities bridge will improve access to communities, services, and opportunities on the east and west sides of I-5 in Northgate and Licton Springs, helping knit together a historically divided area. It’ll also reduce travel time for people walking and biking between the east and west sides of I-5. When complete, the bridge will help connect the neighborhood’s thriving job and retail centers with the rest of the city and region.
The new bridge will span roughly 1,900 feet over I-5, landing at North Seattle College on the west side and at 1st Ave NE and NE 100th St, near the future light rail station, on the east side.
If you are interested in learning more about the construction process and timeline, you can attend one of our drop-in sessions planned for January.
Tuesday, January 7: Noon – 1:30 PM
North Seattle College (The Grove)
9600 College Way N
Wednesday, January 8: 8 – 9:30 AM
Aljoya Thornton Place
450 NE 100th St
Thursday, January 9: 5 – 6:30 PM
Olympic View Elementary School
504 NE 95th St
These are open, informal opportunities for you to come and go as fits your schedule and speak with project staff. If you can’t make one of these events, you will be able to access the information on our project webpage.
We hope to see you there!
Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge project team
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