Pedestrian Bridge Breaking Ground Today!

Several Licton Springs Community Council board members stopped by the Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge Project Information Session held at North Seattle College on January 7th to learn more about construction efforts.

We are excited to share that the construction is approved to begin today, January 27, 2020. The bridge will connect NE 100th Ave and 1st Ave NE & NE 100th, near the future light rail station in Northgate.

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Quick facts about the new bridge:

• When complete, the bridge will be 1,900 feet long.
• West approach designed to maintain sightlines and preserve natural habitat
• East approach designed to preserve parking
• Only a 10-minute walk from one side to the other
• 1,500 anticipated users per day
• 16 feet wide
• Estimated construction completion in Fall 2021
• Typical construction hours are weekdays, 7am – 5pm
• Occasional weekends and night work will occur
• 2 freeway closures, on weekends and at night only, with detours
• Temporary full closure of the North Seattle Park & Ride on 1st Ave NE
• Trail closures on the North Seattle College campus

The first phase of construction over the next several months will focus on clearing vegetation, preparing watercourse work, drilling bridge shafts, and constructing girders for the bridge spans which happens offsite. As neighbors to the project, we can expect to see large machinery, dust, noise, debris, and traffic impacts from lane closures and shifts.

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To learn more visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/NorthgatePedBridge

Additionally, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony held on Feburary 5th from 2PM to 3PM at Northgate Station Garage (at the intersection of 1st Ave NE and NE 103rd St)​. At the event, you’ll hear from District 5 Councilmember Debora Juarez, Seattle Department of Transportation Director Sam Zimbabwe, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff, and representatives from Washington State Department of Transportation and key community groups. To RSVP, please email [email protected]

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Make a Licton Springs Community Center a Reality!

The need for a neighborhood community center has received a lot of attention during this election cycle. All of the major candidates running for the District 5 council seat have gone on record in support. The momentum is building, and your voice could help make the community center a reality.

At the recent Celebrate North Seattle event at Oaktree plaza, ALUV (Aurora-Licton Springs Urban Village) asked over 120 people what was most important to them about having a community center. The top 10 answers were:

  1. Playground
  2. Library
  3. Pool
  4. Large gathering space
  5. Sport Court
  6. Childcare
  7. Senior Activities
  8. After school programs
  9. Fitness classes
  10. Meeting Rooms

Community Center Survey Results

Below you can see a 2 minute video of our neighbors discussing why they want a community center:

If you support the idea of a neighborhood community center, reach out to your elected representatives, and those running to represent you, and let them know!

Mayor Jenny Durkan
[email protected]
(206) 684-4000
Twitter @MayorJenny

Debora Juarez – Current D5 Seattle City Council Representative
[email protected]
206-684-8805

Ann Davison Sattler – D5 Candidate
https://neighborsforann.com/contact/
206-775-8838

Mark Mendez – D5 Candidate
https://mendezforseattle.com

John Lombard – D5 Candidate
[email protected]
Twitter: votejohnlombard

Seattle Parks & Recreation Strategic Plan
[email protected]

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