SR 99 - Roy St to N 145th St - Paving & ADA Compliance

Project news

  • Construction work is underway and will continue through fall 2019. For updated closure information, check our construction webpage.
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Overview

The pavement on this stretch of State Route 99/Aurora Avenue North is showing its age with ruts and cracks, which can lead to potholes. Asphalt is generally only intended to last 15 years. This area was last paved in 1999. Sections of asphalt have been repaired, but the surface continues to deteriorate. Up to 40,000 vehicles use this major route through north Seattle daily.

During this two-year project, WSDOT contractor crews will remove old asphalt and repave 7.58 miles in both directions of SR 99 between Roy Street and North 145th Street. Dozens of curb ramps will also be rebuilt or added to provide better sidewalk connections for people of all abilities.

The George Washington Memorial (Aurora) Bridge will also be resurfaced as part of a separate bridge painting project.

What travelers should expect:

  • The majority of the work will take place during overnight lane, ramp and cross-street closures, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Some daytime lane closures may occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • At least one lane in both directions of SR 99 will remain open during the work.
  • Access to residences and businesses will be maintained during business hours.

Needs & benefits

  • Safety: Improving the highway surface eliminates and helps prevent future potholes, cracks and wheel ruts where water can collect. This gives drivers a safer, smoother ride. Reconstructed and new curb ramps create better sidewalk connections for people of all abilities.
  • Economic/Preservation: Repaving this section of SR 99 preserves the highway structure and reduces the need for costly emergency repairs.

Timeline

  • March 2018: Project was advertised for competitive bidding.
  • May 2018: Project was awarded to Icon Materials.
  • July 2018: Construction began.
  • Fall 2019: Construction is scheduled to be complete.

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 109945A, 109945B, 109948A, 109948B
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $19,618
CWA $0
Total $19,618

Contact

Nicole Daniels
WSDOT Communications
206-440-4479
nicole.daniels@wsdot.wa.gov

A small map of the paving project on 7.58 miles of SR 99/Aurora Avenue North from Roy Street to North 145th Street in Seattle.

A small photo of SR 99/Aurora Avenue North at North 39th Street in Seattle.
Old, cracked asphalt on northbound SR 99 in Seattle before the highway was repaved.
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