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While out enjoying your weekend, keep an eye out for our crews working in six different areas across Seattle. Here are the deets…
Saturday, December 8th | Generally 8AM – 5PM
SDOT teams will be working at:
Sunday, December 9th | Generally 8AM – 5PM
SDOT teams will be working at:
For information on projects and events impacting traffic, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-684-ROAD (7623). Information is subject to change.
The intersection of Beacon Ave S and S Myrtle St will be under construction Saturday and Sunday. It’s preparation to allow installation of a new signal and conduit replacements.
Saturday, December 8 | 8AM – 5PM
Sunday, December 9 | 8AM – 5PM
This work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled if necessary.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at email@example.com, or (206) 256-5227.
For more information on this project, please visit: www.seattle.gov/transportation/paving-swift-myrtle-othello
The Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements project has been out talking to the community about changes coming to Green Lake and Wallingford. Design is nearly complete, and we’ve made changes based on the design feedback we heard from the community earlier this year.
In July, more than 670 people joined us at drop-in sessions and many visited our online open house, to learn about streetscape improvements and give feedback.
In review of design and construction planning, we heard support for our general safety and mobility goals, and some suggestions for changes. We’ve summarized everything we heard and our response to the feedback; for details, read our Feedback and Action Plan: What We Heard and What We’re Doing document!
Improving safety for people walking on N 40th St | We’re adding rapid flashing beacons and repairing some stretches of sidewalk on 40th.
Reviewing east-west bike connections in Wallingford | We’re taking a step back to reconsider the design for bike improvements on N 40th St. In the coming months, we’ll evaluate other potential improvements to east-west bike connections in Wallingford.
Evaluating options for people walking and biking through the N 50th St, Stone Way N, and E Green Lake Way N intersection | We’re looking at ways to make improvements at this intersection by clearly marking crossings and improving visibility and sightlines.
Partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation to explore an alternative to the planned bike improvements on Green Lake Way N | Our original design included a new signal on Green Lake Way N at N 52nd St. We’re now partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation to explore transforming a portion of the planting strip bordering the Lower Woodland Parks Playfield parking lot into a 1-way protected bike lane.
Making the NE Ravenna Blvd, NE 71st St and E Green Lake Way N intersection more predictable | We’re squaring up this intersection as much as possible by adding curb bulbs and widening the west side sidewalk. We’re also adding a rapid flashing beacon one block south of the intersection.
Improving safety and visibility at intersections | We’re adding “no parking” signs 20 feet from all intersections in the project area; on the north side of N 80th St on either side of the Ashworth Ave N intersection, we’ll add paint and post curb bulbs to improve visibility.
Reducing speed limits to improve traffic safety for all | We’ll post a 25 MPH speed limit around the east side of Green Lake, which is a reduction from the current 30 MPH speed limit.
We’ll continue to engage you this fall and next year as we prepare for construction. This includes opportunities for public comment in early 2019 regarding bike improvements on N 40th St.
We anticipate completing the design by the end of 2018, beginning construction in late spring of 2019, and completing the project in 2020. For more information, please visit our project webpage.
The intersection of S Dakota St and 38th Ave S is closed now through Friday night for emergency panel work. This emergency work is essential to the efficient and safe completion of the Neighborhood Street Fund Hawthorne Project, in the Mt. Baker neighborhood.
When complete, this project will help enhance safety for people walking, biking, and driving at the intersection.
Wednesday, November 14 – Friday, November 16 | 24/7 closure potentially through 8 PM Friday
If you have questions, please contact the project outreach team at NSFHawthorneElementary@seattle.gov or 206-733-9361.
This project is part of the Neighborhood Street Fund Program. For over a decade, first as part of Bridging the Gap and now the Levy to Move Seattle, the Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) has enabled SDOT, the Mayor and City Council to partner with the community to identify, prioritize, fund and build transportation improvements in Seattle’s neighborhoods and business districts.
Crews are installing metal poles for a new intersection today, in SE Seattle.
October 21 | 8 AM – late afternoon
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Construction is in full swing for the S Columbian Way / S Alaska St project, as crews complete drainage and pedestrian improvements work. This weekend the team will demolish old and pour new concrete on the roadway. Paving work is expected to begin in the spring.
Crews working at the intersection of Beacon Ave S and S Columbian Way.
October 19 – 22 | 7 PM Fri – 7 AM Mon
The intersection of Beacon Ave S and S Columbian Way will be under construction this weekend, while crews demo and rebuild ADA curb ramps and improve drainage.
This work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled if necessary.
October 13 & 14 | 7 AM – 7 PM daily
Sound Transit East Link Extension work includes a new Judkins Park Station, taking the place of the now closed Rainier Freeway Station. To construct entrances to the new station, crews must first remove one of the WB I-90 bridges crossing Rainier Ave S.
The bridge segment noted in the project flyer will be demolished over
three one weekend s (the team finished early!), making way for future station entryways. The adjacent pedestrian bridge will remain, becoming a pedestrian walkway connecting the W side of Rainier Ave to the new entrance.
Contractors will incrementally demolish sections of the closed bridge, removing small pieces of rubble from rubber mats and a sand/soil mixture placed below. The rubble will then be hauled off in truck loads to be recycled.
Update: weekends of October 19 – 22 and 26 – 29 now canceled, after early completion!
October 12 – 15;
19 – 22; and 26 – 29 | 11 PM Fridays – 5 AM Mondays
Did you know that there are over 485 parks in Seattle… and for one day only on September 21, we are adding 62 more!
Friday, September 21 is PARK(ing) Day, a one-day international event that began in 2005. On-street parking spaces are temporarily transformed into pop-up parks, a global idea providing opportunities to showcase locally!
Our PARK(ing) Day is part of the Seattle Design Festival, two weeks of citywide activities, tours, presentations, workshops and exhibits exploring the role of design in our city.
PARK(ing) Day pop-up parks feature a variety of activities, including games, crafts, photo booths, and treats! We’ve seen everything from art installations to live music, and from an urban jungle to a swimming pool (no water involved). 😊
Pop-up parks offer a place to relax and enjoy our public spaces, just like our permanent parks around Seattle. By participating in PARK(ing) Day, you have the chance to connect with community members, express yourself creatively, and most importantly, enjoy yourself!
Wondering where you can find a pop-up park on September 21? Check out our interactive map to find a pop-up park near you.
Along with the parks hosted all over the city, we’ve created neighborhood clusters of pop-up parks in seven neighborhoods in Seattle. Clusters allow you to visit multiple parks at a time and enjoy everything the neighborhood has to offer. This year, clusters are located in:
• Beacon Hill
• Capitol Hill
• University District
• Lake City
• Rainier Beach
• Pioneer Square
Parks will be popping up all over the city from 9 AM – 7 PM; refer to the interactive map for hours, and then RSVP to the event on Facebook and share with your friends!
When you check out pop-up parks on PARK(ing) Day, be sure to note which ones you like best and why… because on event day, you’ll be able to vote (online survey) for your favorites in each of three categories:
If you want to help celebrate the PARK(ing) Day award winners, swing by the celebratory after-party, hosted at the Center for Architecture and Design from 7 – 9 PM. We can’t wait to see who wins and honor ingenuity!
If you’d like to participate in PARK(ing) Day next year, be sure to keep an eye on our PARK(ing) Day program page. If you have any questions, please contact Kadie Bell Sata at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 206-386-4575.