Travel Advisory | Weekend closure at the intersection of 4th Ave N, Raye St & Queen Anne Dr from July 31 to August 2

Part of the work includes constructing curb ramps. Here, curb ramps are being constructed back in early 2020. Photo Credit: SDOT Flickr.

**A NEW UPDATE ON THE DATE AND TIME OF THE CLOSURE**

We will be closing portions of the intersection at 4th Ave N, Raye St and Queen Anne Dr starting 7 AM on Saturday, July 31 until 5 PM on Monday, August 2. 

During this time, we will install ADA curb ramps on the northwest corner of the intersection. Access to and from southbound State Route (SR) 99 will be blocked. Please plan ahead before heading out on the roads in the area. 

Recently, crews completed other safety improvements at this intersection.

  • ADA curb ramps and a raised crosswalk on the southwest corner of Queen Anne Drive to help provide more visibility for pedestrians. 
  • A one-way raised driveway entrance for the upper leg of Queen Anne Drive (south). This will help reduce the amount of traffic entering the 7-way intersection to improve the traffic flow especially during rush hour.   

Nob Hill Ave N, which starts at the top of the hill, will remain a two-way road and will be unchanged. 

With access to and from southbound SR 99 closed, people driving are encouraged to choose alternate routes heading towards downtown such as Queen Avenue North, Westlake Avenue North, Dexter Avenue North or 15th Avenue West. 

In 2016, the Queen Anne community received a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods for a consultant to do a study on ways to improve traffic safety at this 7-way intersection where 4th Ave N, Queen Anne Dr, Raye St, and 6th Ave N meet. The consultant worked closely with the community on the design and came up with interim and long-term recommendations. The interim improvements were implemented in 2017 which included shifting traffic along the lower leg of Queen Anne Dr to the north and trimming the landscape to improve the visibility around the corner for people walking and rolling north across the crosswalk. The construction work happening this weekend will finish implementing most of the long-term recommendations!