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Pedestrian Safety Improvements:  50th Ave S/Wilson Ave S and S Ferdinand St

Last updated: October 27, 2014

Construction Update

Construction of pedestrian improvements at the intersection of 50th Avenue S, Wilson Avenue S and S Hudson Street is currently underway. This area will be under construction for approximately two more weeks.
During construction you can expect:

  • Pedestrian and bicycle detours around the construction areas
  • Construction activity during normal works hours, between 7 Am and 6 PM
  • Noise, dust and vibration associated with concrete removal and paving

SDOT is committed to working with the community throughout constructions.
If you have questions or comments during this work, please contact the construction communications team at or 206-615-1075.

 Click here to view final plans for this work.


Project Description


The Seattle Department of Transportation is planning to construct pedestrian safety improvements near 50th Avenue S, Wilson Avenue S, and S Ferdinand St at 48th Avenue S and 49th Avenue S. Many of these improvements were identified as part of the Pedestrian Master Plan to improve pedestrian mobility and safety.

Project elements include:

  • Curb bulb on the west leg of the intersection at 50th Avenue S and Wilson Avenue S and new sidewalk connection to the S Hudson stairway
  • Curb ramps at all corners of the intersection of 50th Avenue S, Wilson Avenue S, and S Hudson Street

The nearby project to build additional curb ramps on S Ferdinand Street at 48th and 49th avenues S is still being considered. This portion of the project is experiencing some delays due to the challenge presented by the street topography at these blocks.

Project Benefits

The goal of these safety improvements is to help make the neighborhood more comfortable for multiple travel modes. The work will include:

  • ADA-compliant curb ramps, for smoother and better access
  • Expanded sidewalk and new connection to an existing stairway


This work is funded by Pedestrian Master Plan improvements and SDOT’s ADA Spot Improvement program, which improves access for people with disabilities.


These improvements reached 100 percent design in April 2014. The project team expects to move to construction in October 2014.

More information

Public Information Officer
Maribel Cruz


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