Travel Advisory: Upcoming work on NE 66th St and NE 68th St between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE August 16 – August 20

We will be reversing the directions of NE 66th St and NE 68th St between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE to make updates to the roadways and implement safety improvements from August 16 to 20, as part of the 15th Ave NE Paving Project. All parking and thru traffic on NE 66th St and NE 68th St between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE will be impacted during this work. Detours will also be in place for people driving. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before heading out on the roads in the area.

Work will occur from 7 AM to 5 PM. Parking and thru access on NE 66th ST and NE 68th St between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE will be restricted during construction. In order to safely and efficiently complete this work, all vehicles must be moved from NE 66th Ave NE and 68th Ave NE between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE by August 15. “No parking” signs will be posted at least 72 hours prior to work starting.

Activities and improvements will include:

  • Removing existing pavement markings and restriping the roadway (temporary noise and vibrations should be expected).
    • NE 66th St between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE will be converted from one-way eastbound to one-way westbound
    • NE 68th St between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE will be converted from one-way westbound to one-way eastbound
  • Adding signage and adjusting school bus and business load zone locations
  • Installing new temporary curb ramps (temporary noise, dust, and vibrations should be expected)

Work in this area will be high impact. Construction noise and vibrations should be expected.


The 15th Ave NE Paving Project is part of SDOT’s Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. As part of SDOT’s paving program, 1.3 miles of 15th Ave NE will be repaved to make it safer and more comfortable to travel on, and to extend the useful life of the pavement. Design and construction of our paving projects, as well as the safety and mobility improvements shown, are funded by the Levy to Move Seattle, approved by Seattle voters in November 2015.

A paving project such as this one provides opportunities to cost-effectively update street designs to promote safety, build features called for in citywide transportation plans, and coordinate with other projects.

Paving the center lane of 15th Ave NE