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47th/Admiral Signal Project

Update: July 9, 2015

Construction Updates

Construction to wrap up week of July 6

Crews are wrapping up work at the intersection of 47th Avenue SW and SW Admiral Way. Power was wired to the signal equipment last week, the week of June 29, and this week, crews are:

  • Removing the existing flashing beacon and old stop signs
  • Installing new signage, including “No parking” and “No right turn on red”
  • Testing and activating the signal (a uniformed police officer will be on site to direct traffic during this work)

Thank you for your patience during construction! The project team distributed the final construction email update on Tuesday, July 8.

The community is invited to join the Admiral Neighborhood Association, Councilmember Tom Rasmussen and SDOT Director Scott Kubly on July 14 for a short completion celebration marking the end of this project.


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 began in the spring of 2015 and was completed in July 2015.

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.


February 11, 2014

Briefing to the Admiral Neighborhood Association

August 11, 2014

Project introduction letter to property owners in surrounding area

September 9, 2014

Briefing to the Admiral Neighborhood Association

February 10, 2015 Briefing to the Admiral Neighborhood Association
March 3, 2015 Construction notification postcard to surrounding area
July 14, 2015 Completion celebration at project site



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 please contact Maribel Cruz at or 206-684-7963.

If you need this information translated, please call 206-615-0925.


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