We’re about a month away from completing work on a redesigned intersection at 40th Avenue NE and Sand Point Way NE. The revamped intersection will feature a new traffic signal that will improve traffic flow and make it safer and easier to cross the street at this busy spot.
Most work on the east side of Sand Point Way is complete – including installing a signal arm and building curbs, sidewalks and a cycle path. Over the next few weeks, we’ll install a second signal arm and complete curb and sidewalk work on the west side. We’ll also remove some street trees from the median so we can create a left turn lane onto 40th Avenue NE. Keep an eye out for signs indicating temporary traffic restrictions.
Temporary traffic restrictions are:
- No left turn onto 40th Avenue NE from Sand Point Way NE between Jan. 7-15.
- Right turn only onto Sand Point Way NE from 40th Avenue NE between Jan. 7-15.
- No access across Sand Point Way NE on 40th Avenue NE starting Jan. 7. Please plan alternate routes.
Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists should cross Sand Point Way at the existing traffic signal at NE 45th Street until work at 40th Avenue NE is complete in mid or late January. We appreciate your patience as we make this important neighborhood improvement.