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47th Avenue SW and SW Admiral Way Signal

Update: February 26, 2015

Construction Updates

As soon as the week of March 9, the Seattle Department of Transportation will begin construction to install a new signal, new crosswalks and upgraded curb ramps at the intersection of 47th Avenue SW and SW Admiral Way. Construction will take approximately four months to complete, weather depending.
Crews will first begin working at each corner demolishing the existing curbs and preparing to set the foundation for new signal equipment. We will notify adjacent residents and businesses in advance of the start of work at a given corner. 

What to expect during construction

  • Construction activity from 7 AM – 3 PM
  • Pedestrian and bicycle detours around work areas
  • Temporary lane and parking restrictions during of-peak travel times on 47th Avenue SW, SW Admiral Way and SW Waite Street
  • Noise, dust and vibration associated with concrete removal and paving

Click here to sign up for project email updates. 

Questions?

If you have questions or concerns, you can contact the construction outreach lead, Rachel McCaffrey at rachel.mccaffrey@seattle.gov or 206-615-0925.

 

 

Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning a project to improve the three-way intersection of 47th Avenue SW, SW Admiral Way and SW Waite Street for people walking, biking and driving. SDOT will install a new signal and additional crosswalks at this intersection to help improve the flow of traffic.

Project Elements

The project will include

  • Installing a new traffic signal
  • Adding four additional striped crosswalks
  • Upgrading six curb ramps at key corners of the intersection to be compliant with current American Disability Act (ADA) standards
  • Replacing the existing center-turn lane with left-turn-only pockets on SW Admiral Way
  • Removing minimal parking up to 50 feet from the intersection approaches on the north and south sides of 47th Avenue SW and SW Waite Street
  • Removing the existing pedestrian signal

Project Schedule and Impacts

Project design was completed in late 2014. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015 and will last for approximately 12 weeks, depending on weather conditions.

During construction, the following impacts can be expected:

  • Temporary parking and lane restrictions on 47th Avenue SW, SW Admiral Way and SW Waite Street
  • Pedestrian and bicycle detours around the work areas
  • Noise, dust and vibration associated with concrete removal and paving
  • Construction activity during normal work hours, from 7 AM – 6 PM

Project Outreach

SDOT is committed to engaging with the community and understanding needs in the project area. The project team will keep the community informed as the project approaches the start of construction.

Previous

February 11, 2014

Briefing to the Admiral Neighborhood Association

September 9, 2014

Briefing to the Admiral Neighborhood Association

February 10, 2015 Briefing to the Admiral Neighborhood Association

 

Funding

This project is funded the Seattle’s Carpool Parking Tax and the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation levy, passed by voters in November 2006 and scheduled to expire in 2015.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this project or would like to be added to the project mailing list, contact Maribel Cruz at maribel.cruz@seattle.gov or 206-684-7963.

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