Paving along 15th Ave NW in Crown Hill

The stretch of 15th Ave NW between NW 85th St and NW 87th St is getting a new layer of asphalt, which is causing some traffic tie-ups.

Paving crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are diverting traffic and closing lanes in order to do complete the project.

SDOT says two lanes will be open in each direction until 9 a.m., after which time one lane will remain open in each direction until 3 p.m. Sidewalks will remain open. The SDOT crews will be grinding the surface Monday and Tuesday, followed by paving on Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting. (Thanks Catherine for the photo!)


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eric
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eric

-whew- i was hoping this wasn’t a new road diet. seriously.

NWCitizen
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NWCitizen

Puzzled as to why this stretch was chosen to be repaved. There are far worse stretches along 85th between 15th and I-5.

NWCitizen
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NWCitizen

Puzzled as to why this stretch was chosen to be repaved. There are far worse stretches along 85th between 15th and I-5.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The Lord works in strange and mysterious ways. SDOT is just a strange mystery.

the mayor
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the mayor

agreed on why 15th? 85th is far worse

Magda
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Magda

As far as I remember, that stretch of two blocks of 15th Avenue NW between 85th and 87th has been scheduled for resurfacing for last ten years. I agree there are far more critical stretches of 85th or even 15th Avenue to repair… I wonder if we have to wait for another 10 years for those.

Issues like this, or the sidewalk on Crown Hill (can we afford concrete or asphalt?) make me really mad and make me think about the distribution of resources in this city and country. I know street projects are purely local events but how much of our money did we spend so far in Iraq?

Kuzma
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Kuzma

I drove on 85th yesterday all the way from I-5 to 15th. It was like driving on a dirt road. When I was driving my motorcycle, I would purposely avoid 85th because it’s downright dangerous on a 2-wheel vehicle.

Guest
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Guest

Ask Patty, Maria, or Christine – the woman rulers of Washington. You could also as Mr. McDermott, our esteemed representative. The same leaders have been in charge around here for quite some time now.

Tonygumbrell
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Tonygumbrell

Sorry about typos and bad spelling in my previous, quickly typed post.

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Guest

I want to be governor or Mayor so I can deflect blame and point to Washington DC whenever things go bad economically. Brilliant!

intheknow
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intheknow

NW 85th is scheduled to be paved in 2012 from I-5 to 15th NW. Just be patient…