The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has announced they will begin work next week on the NW Market St/N. 45th S. corridor in order to make transit improvements for Metro Route 44. On Monday, April 9, work will begin on NW Market St. at 28th Ave. NW and 11th Ave. NW.
The work is part of the Transit Priority Corridor Improvement (TPCI) projects, which are designed to, “increase the efficiency of the transit system, helping people move quickly and reliably through Seattle’s busiest corridors,” says SDOT. This project will improve what SDOT calls, “one of the city’s most heavily traveled areas.”
SDOT plans to have crews, “make improvements to sidewalks, curb ramps, bus bulbs, pedestrian lighting and other passenger amenities.”
This work will also involve roadway surface and driveway improvements in some areas. Drivers should expect some lane restrictions leading up to and through the work zones, as well as on-street parking and loading restrictions in and around active work areas. There will also be short-term driveway closures while work is completed in some project areas. Work hours will typically be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with occasional night and Saturday work at some locations.