Nighttime work and closure of 1st Ave NE, Feb. 19 – 27

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Starting as early as Monday, Feb. 19, Sound Transit's contractor will be conducting work to install steel beams and wood decking to create a platform across 1st Avenue Northeast between Northeast 105th and Northeast 95th street (see map). Cranes, light plants, forklifts and generator will be used for this work. Access to homes, businesses, Northgate Mall, Northgate Transit Center and the Hampton Inn and Suites will be maintained.

Map of street closures in Northgate.

What to expect:
Monday, Feb. 19 – Tuesday, Feb. 20
  • Work hours: 7 p.m. – 5 a.m.
  • Traffic impacts (see map):
    • 1st Avenue Northeast will be closed to through traffic between Northeast 100th and Northeast 103rd street and between Northeast 103rd and Northeast 105th street.
    • 1st Avenue Northeast north of Northeast 103rd street will reopen at 4:30 a.m.
    • Traffic exiting the I-5 express lanes will have to go eastbound onto 103rd Street toward 5th Avenue Northeast.
Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Thursday, Feb. 22
  • Work hours: 7 p.m. – 5 a.m.
  • Traffic impacts (see map):
    • 1st Avenue Northeast will be closed to through traffic between Northeast 95th and Northeast 103rd street.
    • Intersection at Northeast 100th Street and 1st Avenue Northeast will be closed.
    • Traffic exiting the I-5 express lanes will have to go eastbound onto 103rd Street toward 5th Avenue Northeast or northbound onto 1st Avenue Northeast.
Thursday, Feb. 22 – Saturday, Feb. 24 and Monday, Feb. 26 – Tuesday, Feb. 27
  • Work hours: 7 p.m. – 5 a.m.
  • Traffic impacts (see map):
    • 1st Avenue Northeast will be closed to through traffic between Northeast 95th and Northeast 100th street.
    • Intersection at Northeast 100th Street and 1st Avenue Northeast will remain open to northbound and eastbound traffic.
    • Express lanes are not impacted by the closure and will remain open.