The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has temporarily closed the heavily used public stairway at South Lucile Street and 21st Avenue South on Beacon Hill. During the next two months, crews will rebuild a lower portion of the stairway which does not meet current standards. A pedestrian detour is in place.
The Bridging the Gap transportation initiative approved by Seattle voters is providing funds to upgrade the Lucile Street stairway and many other aging stairways throughout the city. Pedestrians depend on stairs to climb Seattle’s steep hillsides where streets do not cut through. The stairways help people reach destinations such as bus stops, schools, parks and stores, and make it easier to get around the city by walking.
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