The Seattle Department of Transportation will work on South Spokane Street between 16th Avenue South and 19th Avenue South on Beacon Hill on Sunday, April 28. The street will be restricted to one lane in each direction of travel from approximately 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Police Officer will assist traffic at the intersection of South Spokane Street and Beacon Avenue South. The work is planned for Sunday when traffic volumes are lower.
The project requires dry weather and will be rescheduled if the forecast is unfavorable.
The crews will restripe the roadway to install left turn lanes at the traffic signal at Beacon Avenue South and South Spokane Street. This improvement will allow traffic to move more efficiently through the intersection. In addition, the changes will allow for safety improvements to connect the neighborhood to the Jefferson Park. Pedestrian crossings are improved by decreasing the street from the current two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane. No bicycle facilities will be added along South Spokane Street.
At a later date, SDOT and Seattle Parks Department will add additional pedestrian crossing improvements at South Spokane Street at Lafayette Avenue South, including a pedestrian crossing island, crosswalks, curb ramps, a stairway and a path to access Jefferson Park. These improvements are part of the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Drivers planning to use South Spokane Street on Sunday should allow additional time for their trips.