The saga of repaving NW 85th St continues, as crews will shift focus next week. Work began in January to repave the heavily traveled street between 8th Ave NW and 15th Ave NW. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) says Phase 1 is now nearly complete, and Phase 2 is underway.
Phase 1 included replacing the roadway with new concrete and asphalt, new stormwater facilities and new curb ramps, says SDOT. “While major construction is complete in this area, several concrete panels still need to be replaced in the parking lane and some asphalt paving remains near the 12th Avenue NW intersection. Postponing this work now will help keep the project moving forward along the corridor,” SDOT says.
On April 25, the detours will shift east, says SDOT:
Since late February work has been underway between 8th Avenue NW and Greenwood Avenue N, Phase 2 of the project. On Wednesday, April 25 the eastbound detour will begin in this area to provide more work space needed to complete remaining construction activities. All eastbound traffic will be rerouted to N/NW 80th Street via 8th Avenue NW and Greenwood Avenue N. One westbound lane will be maintained on N/NW 85th Street. The detour is expected to remain in place in Phase 2 until the end of May. SDOT reminds drivers to plan ahead, expect delays, and be good neighbors by following the signed detour routes to avoid cutting through neighborhood streets.