12th Avenue Improvements
Last updated: March 2, 2016
Construction complete on 12th Ave!
If you have any remaining questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at NSF@seattle.gov or (206) 733-9361.
Construction of safety improvements on 12th Ave at E Howell and E Olive streets reached substantial completion on Feb. 26, after some delays due to weather and other environmental challenges. People traveling through this area will now find new curb extensions on all four corners of 12th Ave at E Howell and E Olive streets, which will shorten the crossing distance and help drivers see pedestrians waiting to cross the street. In addition, there are newly marked crosswalks and upgraded curb ramps that meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Crews will return in the spring to plant grass seed in the new soil in the planting strips surrounding the new curb extensions.
Thank you for your patience throughout construction.
SDOT added safety improvements at two intersections in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The project will feature new curb extensions ("bulbs") at all four corners of the intersections of E Howell and E Olive streets on 12th Ave. These improvements will make the roadway more predictable and improve access to nearby destinations for all users, with new curb ramps that meet current Americans with Disabilities 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 people walking and people driving. The work included:
- Curb extensions to facilitate safer, shorter crossings for people crossing the street
- ADA-compliant curb ramps, for smoother and better access
- New striped crosswalks that cross 12th Ave at both intersections
- Drainage improvements at both intersections
The 12th Ave project is one of 12 selected by the Bridging the Gap Oversight Committee to be completed as part of the Neighborhood Street Fund program, funded by the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation levy, approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.
We completed final design in 2014. Crews began construction on September 30 and substantially completed work on February 26.
Final design plans
Project fact sheet
If you have questions about this project contact the project team at NSF@seattle.gov or (206) 733-9361.
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