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5-year project around Green Lake finishes with new bike lanes, paved roads

A new bike lane around Green Lake is complete, Seattle DOT announced last week. (Seattle DOT blog)

If you haven’t been to Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood in a while, you’ll notice a lot of changes as part of projects that were completed this week.

According to the Seattle DOT blog, the changes were five years in the making and all funded through the city’s Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015.

Some of the improvements expected to benefit drivers, bikers, and pedestrians are:

  • New bike posts and road reflectors around the lake
  • New traffic signals
  • Sidewalk repairs, new curb bulbs, and 500 new or updated curb ramps
  • Parking removal on the east side of Stone Way N between N 45th St and N 50th St
  • Intersection at NE Ravenna Blvd, NE 71st St, and E Green Lake Way N is more predictable for everyone
  • Finished work on N 40th and N 50th St in July 2020
  • 2-way protected bike lane around Green Lake
  • New paint and post curb bulbs on the north side of 80th on either side of the Ashworth Ave N intersection
  • Repaving of nearly a mile of 80th, including replacing or repairing broken concrete panels and repaving asphalt in specific areas
  • Wider bike lanes between Phinney Ave N and Stone Way N
  • Rapid flashing beacons at the intersections of N 50th St with Dayton Ave N and Woodland Park Ave N
  • Sidewalk repair near bus shelters, near people’s homes, and at key intersections along N 40th St

SDOT says it will not be paving Stone Way N between N 45th St and N 50th St or at the intersection of N 50th St, Stone Way N, and Green Lake Way N as a part of the project.

A community celebration event is scheduled to begin July 31.

Read more about the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements Project here.

Additionally, Seattle Parks and Recreation will paint the middle stripe on the inner loop path around Green Lake on Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. on both days. The park will remain open, but visitors are asked to be mindful of the wet paint, crews, and equipment.

The loop is still open only to pedestrians and one-way, a change as a result of the pandemic. Wheelchairs are permitted.

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