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City Proposes Lane Reconfiguration for NE 125th Street–July 26 Open House

To reduce vehicle speeds and enhance safety for all roadway users, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is proposing to alter the lane configuration on NE 125th Street between Roosevelt Way NE and 35th Ave NE. SDOT will hold an open house to brief the community on the proposal and receive feedback on Monday, July 26, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lake City Library, located at 12501 28th Ave NE.

The improvements are designed to reduce speeds and benefit everyone who uses the street, including commuters, truck drivers, bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists. SDOT is proposing the following for NE 125th St:
• Reconfiguring the motor vehicle travel lanes to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane
• Improving pedestrian crossings
• Installing bicycle lanes on both sides of the street
• Improving major signalized intersections by creating right turn only lanes for vehicles (excluding transit and bikes)
As average speeds are in excess of posted limits, this proposal will help address the speeding problem on NE 125th St. It will also make the roadway more accommodating for vulnerable users like pedestrians and bicyclists.

SDOT is interested in hearing from the public about these recommended changes. Comments can be submitted by e-mail to walkandbike@seattle.gov or by calling 206-684-7583. This project is part of the voter-approved Bridging the Gap transportation initiative.

For more information: Virginia Coffman, (206) 684-3902

Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548