Lake City Way Transit and Bicycle Improvements

Updated: May 4, 2022

What's Happening Now?

Concrete strike update

There is an ongoing general strike of concrete drivers and concrete plant workers in the Seattle area that involves companies that supply us with concrete for our many active construction projects. This project, and several others, have had to pause concrete paving work until the strike is resolved. This is a challenge and SDOT supports a fair resolution among the parties. In the near term, we're continuing other project work at the site and behind the scenes and will be sure to share more about the strike outcome and any impacts to this project as information becomes available. SDOT remains hopeful that this issue will be resolved soon.

Project Overview

In 2018, the southbound bus stop on Lake City Way at NE 125th was expanded to give access to two buses at the same time. Now, SDOT will improve the bus stops along the route for better transit and pedestrian accessibility. Here are the planned changes:

  • New sidewalks will be constructed on both sides of Lake City Way between 30th Ave NE and NE 125th St
  • Widened sidewalks will make a better pedestrian environment for customers
  • Moving the bus stop closer to 125th St will make it easier to transfer to or from westbound and eastbound buses
  • New bus loading is important since a bus comes to this stop every 3 minutes during the PM peak
  • Improved traffic circulation by allowing two buses to load and unload simultaneously. The new stop will be able to fit two buses at a time, so that buses don’t have to wait and slow down traffic for everyone
  • Adding a Real-Time Information sign will show waiting passengers when their bus will arrive
  • Expanding the bus stop requires removing 6-8 one-hour parking spots along the east side of Lake City Way, but loading zones for businesses will remain.

Project Funding

These improvements are planned for 2022, and are funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015.