Meadowbrook Community Council

Supporting community spirit and creating a connected environment in NE Seattle's Meadowbrook community and surrounding neighborhoods.

35th Avenue NE, at Thornton Creek, closing to through traffic June 2, 2014

Seal of the City of SeattleBeginning next TODAY JUNE 2nd, a portion of 35th Ave. Northeast, between Northeast 110th Street and Northeast 105th Street, will be closed to through traffic for approximately six months while the city’s longest creek is reshaped to reduce the potential for chronic flooding and restore habitat for threatened salmon and other species.

For years, the confluence of the North and South branches of Thornton Creek, just east of 35th Avenue Northeast, has been prone to flooding. High waters have frequently inundated nearby homes, Nathan Hale High School and Meadowbrook Community Center and closed the road to traffic.

To fix the problem, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will remove an undersized culvert under 35th Avenue Northeast and realign the existing creek channel through a new two-acre flood plain. The wider channel and flood plain connection will help native fish habitat by spreading out and slowing the peak flows of Thornton Creek.

Additionally, the project will construct a new bridge under 35th Avenue Northeast slightly north of where the creek currently runs. Continue reading

Upcoming Safe Roads Awareness Week 3/25-3/28

Hi fellow NE Seattle and LCW-Area folks!
From: Per Johnson
Wedgwood Community Council

Several people and groups have been coordinating on an upcoming Safe Roads Awareness Week through NE Seattle in late March (Tues, 3/25 – Fri, 3/28) with a variety of events and activities intended to remind all of our fellow road-users of the need for safe roads for people. Some of these events may be of particular interest to you or your group. If they are, we encourage your groups to join us. You’ll notice that the week begins with a major event (Schulte Memorial Walk and Rally) and culminates with the formal announcement of a major SDOT traffic safety project for Lake City Way.

Here is a summarized agenda of events for that week.

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SDOT Update—Northgate Phase 2 Coming Soon

N Northgate Way from Aurora Avenue N to Meridian Ave NSeal of the City of Seattle

On Monday, January 6, N 105th St, between N Northgate Way and Densmore Avenue N will be closed for up to 3 weeks, as crews install storm drainage structures and sidewalks. Local access will be maintained. To ensure emergency and fire access, construction at this location is taking place prior to the eastbound detour in the next phase of construction, Zone 2 (N Northgate Way, Aurora Ave N to Meridian Ave N), which is expected to begin the week of January 27.

Work is continuing in Phase 1 on N 105th Street, from Aurora to Greenwood avenues north,
as crews install storm drainage structures, sidewalks, curbs and restore the roadway. Work in Phase 1 is expected to continue through late January, weather permitting. Throughout this phase eastbound traffic will remain detoured at Greenwood Avenue North, via N 130th Street or N 85th Street. Westbound traffic will be maintained on N 105th but at times will be reduced to one lane.

What to Expect During Upcoming Construction:
• Temporary bus stop relocations or closures
o Metro Rider Alert: Westbound bus stop at N 105th & Fremont will be closed. Both the 105th & Greenwood and the 105th and Aurora stops will remain open.
• Pedestrian detours
• Driveway closures of up to 48 hours; advance notice will be provided
• Construction noise and dust
Project Work Hours and Schedule
Normal work hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, with possible weekend and night work.

Additional information can be found on the project website: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_N105.htm

Update: Northgate Link Extension

December 11, 2013
Nighttime equipment delivery begins this weekend
Northgate Extension

Construction crews working to build the Northgate Link Extension for Sound Transit will be making an early morning equipment delivery to the Maple Leaf Portal site. The delivery may cause some noise.

Two large sections of a tunnel boring machine will be unloaded at the former North Seattle’s Park-and-Ride south lot early in the morning on Saturday, Dec. 14 and again on Sunday, Dec. 15. Crews expect the delivery to arrive at approximately 5 a.m. each morning.

Nearby residents may hear continuously running engines while crews use a crane to unload the TBM segments from over-sized trucks.

The work is expected to take about 3 hours each morning.

For issues that need immediate attention after normal business hours, call Sound Transit’s 24-hour Construction Hotline at (888) 298-2395.

Meadowbrook Community Council Mtg 11/14/2013

Dear Meadowbrook Community Council Members & Residents,Meadowbrook-CC-Icon

Our regular November meeting has been moved from Tuesday the 12th to Thursday the 14th, 7-9pm. The meeting, as usual, will at the Meadowbrook Community Center. The reason for this change was so that we could accommodate Rep. Jessyn Farrell’s schedule.

For our meeting—November 14, 2013

Rep. Farrell’s topics for discussion will include: education, health care, transportation, and others.

Other participants will include:

Deb Heiden, SPU – She will speak about status of security issues for Meadowbrook Pond now that construction is completed and it is open; and
Jason Sharpley, SPU – He will update us on the status of the Thornton Creek Confluence project.

This meeting promises to be interesting and packed with useful information.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Dan Keefe, President