Travel Advisory: Closure at the intersection of 15th Ave NE and NE 65th St from October 1 – October 4

A paving project back in August 2017. Photo Credit: SDOT Flickr.

We will be demolishing and repaving the 15th Ave NE and NE 65th St intersection from Friday, October 1 to Monday, October 4. This closure will affect eastbound and westbound traffic on NE 65th St  If you are driving, please plan ahead before heading out on the roads in the area.  

Work will occur on the east side and west side of the intersection beginning on Friday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m. and continue until Monday, October 4 at 5:00 a.m.  

Eastbound and westbound NE 65th St will be closed to thru traffic at 15th Ave NE throughout this work (see detour route below). 

  • Eastbound traffic will be detoured via 12th Ave NE, NE 75th St, and 20th Ave NE. 

  • Westbound traffic will be detoured via 20th Ave NE, NE 75th St, and Roosevelt Way NE.

  • Northbound and southbound traffic on 15th Ave NE will be maintained. 

  • Also, people who bike and walk will be allowed to continue along NE 65th Street. Crews will direct traffic through the intersection.   

Work in this area will be high impact. Construction noise and vibrations should be expected. The most impactful work will occur Friday evening through early Saturday morning. 

Detours will be in place for King County Metro Routes 62 and 64. Please visit Metro’s Service Advisories webpage for additional details. 

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. 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. 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. 

Along with the opening of the new Roosevelt Link light rail station nearby, projects like this one will help provide a safe, affordable, and accessible way for people to walk, roll, bike, and take transit as well as connect them to neighborhoods in the North Seattle area.