12th Avenue Improvements
July 22, 2014
The Seattle Department of Transportation is planning to construct pedestrian improvements on 12th Avenue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The project will build curb bulbs at all four corners of the intersections of E Howell Street and E Olive Street on 12th Avenue. These improvements will help make important connections to nearby destinations and improve access for all users with the addition of curb ramps that align with current American Disability Act (ADA) standards.
The goal of these improvements is to allow safer crossings for pedestrians and improve mobility for all users. Curb bulbs help reduce crossing lengths and improve visibility between drivers and pedestrians. The work will include:
The work is one of the 12 projects selected by the Bridging the Gap Oversight Committee to be completed as part of the Neighborhood Street Fund program, which is funded by the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation levy, passed by voters in November 2006 and scheduled to end in 2015.
The project recently reached 90 percent design and the project team expects to finalize design by the end of 2014. Construction will begin and be completed in 2015.
If you have questions about this project or would like to be added to the project mailing list, contact Art Brochet at NSF@seattle.gov or 206-615-0786.
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