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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Pedestrian Improvements Begin in Columbia City

5/11/2009  12:15:00 PM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Work Begins on Pedestrian Improvements in Columbia City

SEATTLE--The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is beginning work this week on pedestrian improvements along Rainier Ave South from S Edmunds to S Hudson Streets to make the walking surface safe and smooth. In addition, pedestrian lighting will be installed along the side streets to enhance the walking environment.

This project was requested by the Columbia City Business Association through the Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF). NSF is a community-based program that is administered by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.

Improvements include:
  • Installing pedestrian-scale lighting
  • Spot sidewalk repair
What to Expect During Construction
  • Pedestrian detours
  • Parking restrictions
  • Moderate to high construction noise and dust for a short period of time
  • Typical work hours 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Monday thru Friday
For more information: Thérèse Casper, (206) 684-8764, or see the SDOT Web site at

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.

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