The Seattle Department of Transportation plans to begin work next week on a safety improvement at Halladay Street and Aurora Avenue North, just south of the Aurora Bridge, if the weather is favorable.
The intersection of Aurora Avenue North and Halladay Street—on the east side of Aurora just south of the Aurora Bridge—has a history of nearly 20 rear-end collisions per year. In an effort to improve safety and access to and from Aurora, the Seattle Department of Transportation is reconfiguring this intersection. The existing median island at this location will be modified to improve sight distance for drivers entering and exiting Aurora. New curb ramps and signage will also be installed.
The Halladay Street exit from northbound Aurora will be closed only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during construction to minimize traffic disruption. The Halladay Street entrance to northbound Aurora Avenue North will remain open. The work is expected to take four to five days. A Police Officer and a traffic flagger will assist traffic.
This work is made possible by the Aurora Traffic Safety Project, a two-year effort to improve collisions on Aurora through low-cost engineering, enforcement, and education efforts. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.seattle.gov/aurora
For more information: Jim Curtin, (206) 684-8874
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548