Third Avenue Transit Corridor Improvements
The Third Avenue Transit Corridor Improvements Project is part of a larger plan to create a vibrant, safe and thriving Third Avenue. It will improve transit function and create a more welcoming urban environment along the corridor between Denny Way and Jackson Street.
This work is supported by federal and local funds and is jointly sponsored by the City of Seattle and King County.
Together, the Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Metro Transit are working to make the Third Avenue Corridor a more inviting, accommodating, and attractive place for transit users, pedestrians and visitors.
This September, the project reached 30% design. To learn more about outreach conducted during this phase, you can read our outreach summary here.
As the project moves forward, we are focused on using our limited funding to advance the most critical improvements to the corridor first. These improvements will go through additional design work and we anticipate beginning construction in early 2017. Priority improvements include:
The project has $8.1M to spend; including money for design and initial construction—which means everything cannot be built at once. To remedy this, the project is considering a phased approach to making improvements in the corridor.
Our funding comes with restrictions on how it can be used. About half of the project funds must be used on bus stop improvements and half on sidewalk and urban design treatments that support transit function.
We are progressing the design of priority improvements that are within our current budget. We are actively seeking additional funds to progress the design for additional improvements. In 2016, we will develop a funding plan that will describe opportunities to secure funding to pay for implementing the entire Third Avenue corridor design improvements.
Fall 2014 – 10 % Concept Design | Denny Way to Jackson Street
Fall 2013 – Draft 10% Concept Design | University to Stewart
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