Beginning this week, a contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will paint new lane markings on Broadway between Yesler Way and Denny Way in the First Hill and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. The pavement markings will delineate Broadway’s new travel lane configuration which was designed to accommodate the First Hill Streetcar, streetcar stations and the two-way cycle track along the east side of the roadway.
Pavement painting will occur in the evenings after peak travel times and is being done now to prepare for upcoming cycle track construction. Other on-street legends, such as directional arrows, will be installed at a later date.
This work is being performed as part of the First Hill Streetcar project. The First Hill Streetcar line will have ten stations along a two and one-half mile route from South Jackson Street and Occidental Avenue South to Broadway and Denny Way. The City of Seattle is developing the First Hill Streetcar in partnership with Sound Transit, with funding provided through the 2008 voter approved Sound Transit 2 (ST2) transit expansion plan. Completion is planned for mid- 2014. For further information, visit the project Website at www.seattlestreetcar.org.