Ballard Neighborhood Greenway Project Makes First of 460 Sidewalk Repairs
SEATTLE – As part of its latest greenway work, the Seattle Department of Transportation has hired Precision Concrete Cutting to make 460 temporary sidewalk repairs along two miles of Northwest 58th Street. The improvements are part of the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway Project to make it safer and more comfortable for people all ages and abilities to walk and bike. While permanent sidewalk repairs are the responsibility of adjacent properties, Northwest 58th Street has been prioritized for pedestrian movement and SDOT is moving forward with temporary repairs. The sidewalk will be beveled at 460 locations where there are uneven spots so that it is smooth. The concrete removed will be recycled.
Come see the first repair made!
The greenway starts at the Burke-Gilman Trail at Seaview Avenue Northwest, connecting to Northwest 58th Street at 32nd Avenue Northwest via Seaview Place Northwest and Northwest 57th Street and continues along Northwest 58th Street until it ends at Fourth Avenue Northwest.
A series of improvements are being constructed between May and September including speed humps, ADA curb ramps, rectangular rapid flash beacons at 24th Avenue Northwest, a diverter at 15th Avenue Northwest and a wider sidewalk on Seaview Avenue Northwest. Other changes include reducing the speed limit to 20 mph and adding bicycle pavement markings to guide people riding bikes along the route.
Neighborhood greenways are residential streets where signs and pavement markings are used to guide people along the route. Speed and volume management measures discourage cars cutting through the neighborhood on residential streets. Learn more about the project at www.seattle.gov/transportation/ballardgreenway.htm.