Pedestrian Safety Improvements: 23rd Avenue S / S Walker Street
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. We want your feedback on how to transform this paved section of public right-of-way. The space could have landscaping, benches, grass and native flowers, etc. and potentially becoming whatever 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. A 14-day public comment period began on February 18, 2014 and ends on March 4, 2014. A seven-day appeal period that ends on March 11, 2014 will follow.
Please refer to the DNS below for more information on providing comments and submitting appeals.
Please contact Maribel Cruz at 206-684-7963 or email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
These improvements are currently in design, approximately 90 percent along. The project team expects to reach 100 percent design in spring 2014 and move to construction in summer 2014. Construction will be complete in late 2014 or early 2015.