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SDOT won’t close 85th & Greenwood intersection until after ArtWalk Friday night

Seattle Department of Transportation crews will not close the intersection of North 85th Street and Greenwood Avenue North at 7 p.m. Friday as originally planned. Instead, traffic will begin detouring at 8 p.m., and the intersection will close at the official end of the ArtWalk at 9 p.m. It will reopen at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Crews will work continuously through the night and next day.
SDOT is delaying the intersection closure because of community concerns that it would make it harder for people to get to ArtWalk venues.

In order to complete the road work while accommodating the Art Walk, we will ensure that pedestrian pathways are clearly marked and access is maintained to all adjacent businesses. We will have flaggers, uniformed police officers, and other project personnel available to monitor construction and ensure pedestrian mobility is maintained. If you drive to the Phinneywood Art Walk, you will be able to leave the site after the intersection closure is implemented.
Because of the delay in the start of work Friday night, noisy work will occur into the early hours on Saturday and we will be finished later on Saturday than originally planned. However, the work on Saturday afternoon will not be as noisy as the work on Friday night and Saturday morning.

If you have any questions or concerns about the repaving project, you can visit the project website, sign up for weekly email updates by emailing [email protected], or call the 24-hour project line at 206-496-9993.