Pedestrian Safety Improvements: 23rd Avenue S / S Walker Street
Last updated: September 12, 2014
As early as October, SDOT will begin construction of pedestrian improvements in the 23rd Avenue S and S Walker Street area. Work is anticipated to last for approximately six months, with individual elements under construction for 4-9 weeks.
The project team will work with the community to keep residents, businesses and travelers informed of detour routes and construction impacts as the information becomes available.
During construction you can expect:
The Seattle Department of Transportation is working to make streets in North Beacon Hill safer and more comfortable for everyone. As part of that effort, SDOT is planning to construct pedestrian transportation safety improvements in 2014 and 2015 along 23rd Avenue S from S Waite to S College streets, as well as along two block of S College and up at S Walker Street.
Many of these improvements were recommended in community plans including the Southeast Transportation Study (SETS). Most importantly, these types of pedestrian facilities improve safety for all roadway users. Projects include:
One final component is a new open space for the community to enjoy, on the east side of 23rd Avenue S, at, and just north of, S Bayview Street. The space may have landscaping, grass and native flowers, etc., based on what the surrounding community envisions.
To share your ideas, please contact Maribel Cruz at (206) 684-7963 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of these pedestrian safety improvements is to help make North Beacon Hill safer and more comfortable for multiple travel modes. The work includes:
After a careful environmental review, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has determined that the pedestrian projects in the 23rd Ave S/S Walker St area will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. SDOT is required to consider the environmental consequences of proposed projects under the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). SDOT issued a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The SEPA checklist, linked below, includes a summary of the project’s impacts on water quality, air quality, plants, animals, hazardous materials, noise, land use, light, recreation, cultural resources, parking, and other disciplines. The public comment and appeal periods have closed.
Please contact Maribel Cruz at 206-684-7963 or email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
These improvements reached 100 percent design in April 2014. The project team expects to move to construction as early as October 2014. Construction will be complete in early 2015.
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