Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: SDOT Opens West Thomas Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass
10/12/2012 3:30:00 PM
Richard Sheridan (206) 684-8540
SDOT Opens West Thomas Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass
Directly connects lower Queen Anne and Myrtle Edwards Park
SEATTLE – The West Thomas Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass, a Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) project to improve safety and access between lower Queen Anne and Myrtle Edwards Park, is now open for public use.
Today SDOT and its contractor, MidMountain Contractors, Inc., completed the structure over Elliott Avenue West and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks to Myrtle Edwards Park. While the structure is now open for use, punch list work by the contractor will continue on the project until mid November.
The walkway structure provides a direct connection for pedestrians and cyclists travelling between lower Queen Anne and Myrtle Edwards Park. The new overpass also connects to the soon to be completed Lake to Bay Loop, a route linking the waterfront with South Lake Union and the Seattle Center.
The $10 million, grant and private donation funded project, is part of the Walk, Bike, Ride initiative. The multi-year initiative supports projects and programs that make walking, biking and riding transit the easiest ways to get around Seattle.
Additional information may be found at www.seattle.gov/transportation/thomasoverpass.htm.