The next round of funding for neighborhood street improvement projects is coming up, and the city is asking residents to apply by Nov. 19.
Projects can include anything transportation related, such as sidewalk repairs, pedestrian crossing improvements, or bike safety projects. Past projects in Ballard include the Holman Rd and 13th Ave NW signal and the five-way intersection near West Woodland Elementary at 3rd Avenue NW, NW 56th Street, and NW 55th Place.
Funding for the Neighborhood Street Fund program comes from the Levy to Move Seattle for transportation-related projects, and includes $24 million over nine years with approximately $4 million for the next three-year cycle (2019 – 2021).
The Seattle Department of Transportation will narrow down the suggested projects through a community ranking system — over the next few months, residents will have the opportunity to score projects based on needs and wants for that community. Then, concept designs will be developed for the feasible projects, which will eventually be voted on by the public.
Between five and 10 projects will be selected with help from the Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee, which SDOT says will, “emphasize equitable distribution of projects and funding”. Applications are due on Nov. 19. Projects will be selected next summer, and then will be designed and built in 2020 and 2021. For more information or to apply, click here.