TRAVEL ADVISORY | NE 95th St closed near Lake City Way NE

We're working with WSDOT to improve safety and accessibility at the intersection of Lake City Way NE and NE 95th Street. Area shaded in red will be closed to vehicle traffic between April 26 and May 14.

A small section of NE 95th St near Lake City Way NE is closed as crews build new sidewalks and curb ramps, install drainage and electrical utilities, and repave the road.

We’re working with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to improve safety, accessibility, and travel along SR 522 (Lake City Way NE) and are making improvements at four intersections along Lake City Way NE. This week construction began at NE 95th St, just east of Lake City Way NE.

Map showing detour along NE 98th St, 35th Ave NE, and NE 92nd St.
The vehicle detour uses NE 92nd Street, 35th Ave and NE 98th Street. Additionally, people headed west on NE 95th Street can still turn right to northbound Ravenna Ave NE. Map by WSDOT.

Here’s what you can expect: 

  • NE 95th Street is closed around the clock to vehicle traffic between Lake City Way NE and Ravenna Ave NE. Pedestrian access for people walking or rolling is maintained. The road is expected to reopen on Friday, May  14, 2021. 
  • People who drive should follow posted detour signs. The detour uses NE 92nd Street, 35th Ave and NE 98th Street. Additionally, people headed west on NE 95th Street can still turn right to northbound Ravenna Ave NE. See map for reference.  
  • North/south travel along Lake City Way NE remains open at the intersection.
  • North/south travel on Ravenna Avenue Northeast is restricted at NE 95th Street.    
  • Crews will work on weekdays. Expect some noise and vibration during working hours.  
Lake City Way and 24th Ave NE

Lake City Way NE is one of the busiest arterial routes in Northeast Seattle and has seen many collisions over the years.  

WSDOT will repave the corridor and upgrade curb ramps where necessary, and we’ll construct spot and intersection improvements to enhance walkability and safety for all travelers. This includes new crosswalks and crossing signals, new sidewalks, and improved curb ramps to provide better sidewalk connections for people of all abilities. Learn more about this project in a blog post from last fall.   

Our work on NE 95th St is a key example of your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work. 

Approved by voters in November 2015, the 9-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. The Levy provides almost 30% of our transportation budget.  

These safety improvements are one part of our Vision Zero program to end traffic deaths by 2030. From our perspective, zero is the only acceptable number of traffic-related deaths.