Paving crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will install curb bulbs, curb ramps and new crosswalks at two north Seattle locations. Work will begin on Tuesday, November 1 and will take approximately two weeks to complete.
One of the crossing projects is located in Ballard at Leary Avenue NW mid block between NW Vernon Place and NW Market Street. Part of the sidewalk will remain open during this work.
The other project will be installed in the University District on Roosevelt Way NE and NE 43rd Street. The sidewalk will be closed at this location, and pedestrians will be detoured.
The crews will work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On-street parking will be restricted in the work areas.
Curb bulbs improve pedestrian safety by shortening the crossing distance. The projects announced here are two out of 50 crossing improvements that SDOT has been installing this year at locations throughout the city. The work is funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative approved by Seattle voters.
For more information: Melissa Marangon, (206) 386-1218
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548