This Week in Road Repairs, From Roosevelt to Rainier Ave

Photo of night paving project courtesy of SDOT/Allie Gerlach

From the north to the south, while the weather lasts, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will bring you to a crawl. It’s for a good cause of course, but here’s some fair warning so you don’t get taken by surprise.

Look for paving crews to close the curb lane, parking lane, and bike lane on the west side of Roosevelt Way NE today and Thursday, October 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The sidewalk stays open.

“As early as” Thursday, October 14, expect to see partial traffic lane closures and parking restrictions on Rainier Avenue S and S Frontenac Street, says SDOT. They’re making improvements to the sidewalks and street near the southwest and northeast corners. It should take about seven to eight weeks to complete, and lane closures and parking restrictions are around-the-clock:

  • Southbound curb lane closed north and south of S Frontenac Street on Rainier Avenue S
  • Northbound curb lane closed north and south of S Frontenac Street on Rainier Avenue S
  • Parking restricted on S Frontenac Street east and west of Rainier Avenue S

There’s going to be a little touch-up work on the NE 45th Street Viaduct on Thursday, October 14, and Friday, October 15. Crews are installing a permanent railing to the north side of the viaduct, so one northbound (uphill) lane will be closed.

We also have two inspections: today, SDOT has closed the right lane southbound of the Jose Rizal Bridge (the 12th Avenue Bridge). It reopens for traffic no later than 2:30 p.m. And this weekend, both decks of the viaduct will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., between Spokane Street and the Battery Street Tunnel.