Construction and Other Projects in the Fremont Area

Ship Canal Water Quality Project

Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division are building an underground storage tunnel to significantly reduce the amount of polluted stormwater (from rain) and sewage that flows into the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Salmon Bay and Lake Union from our sewer system.

Learn more about the Ship Canal Water Quality project and construction taking place in your neighborhood.

⚠️ RELATED TRAFFIC REROUTE THROUGH ~FEBRUARY 2022 ⚠️

Heads up that as part of the Ship Canal Water Quality Project there will be lane reductions on Leary Way NW, between 1st Ave NW and NW 39th St, starting as early as Nov. 1. These intermittent lane closures will last through approximately February 2022. Access to all businesses will be maintained. If you are just passing through, there is an optional detour via Fremont Ave N and NW 39th St. Take a look at the map for more information and get the latest updates at the Ship Canal website, spushipcanal.participate.online. You can email the Ship Canal team at spu_shipcanalproject@seattle.gov or call at 206-701-0233 if you have any questions.

Route 40 – Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor

Project Overview
Partnering with King County Metro, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) plans to make improvements to this vital transit corridor.

The objectives of the project are to reduce transit travel times, improve transit reliability, and increase safety and transit access along the Route 40 corridor. SDOT has a goal of reducing peak transit travel times by 5% to 10% during peak hours and making the time between buses more consistent so no matter the time of day, trips take about the same amount of time. Improvements made as part of this Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor project will include:

  • Dedicated bus lanes: Bus-only lanes that separate buses from traffic and improve transit travel times and reliability
  • Signal upgrades or optimization: Transit signal priority extends or activates green lights to reduce waiting times for buses at signals
  • Channelization changes or turn restrictions: Changes to roadway channelization and limiting certain turns that can allow buses to move faster, avoid conflicts, and improve safety
  • Safety improvements: Improvements to crossings and transit connections to help people get to bus stops more easily and safely
  • Sidewalk upgrades: Repaving sidewalks and upgrading ADA-accessible curb ramps in key locations

Route 40 corridor improvements were first identified as part of the Levy to Move Seattle and King County Metro’s METRO CONNECTS program. Based on results of the 2018 Levy Workplan Report, Route 40 will not be transitioned to RapidRide during this project. However, improvements will be designed to align with potential future RapidRide expansion.


🏗️ New Construction 🏗️

New Proposed Development Project at 3612 Francis Avenue North

The City of Seattle has let us know about a new proposed development project in our neighborhood. The project proposes construction of six new townhomes. The existing structure will be demolished. For more information, you can visit the project website or take the project survey. There is also a flyer with additional project details posted to the website.

This effort is a part of the City of Seattle’s Early Design Review required outreach process.

Please feel free to reach out to the project team with any questions or to request to be added to their email list for project updates.