Pedestrian Safety Improvements: Lake City Way NE and NE 145th Street
The Seattle Department of Transportation is planning to construct new, compliant curb ramps at the intersection of Lake City Way NE and NE 145th Street. The existing ramps on the southeast and southwest corners will be replaced by wider ramps to improve accessibility and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These types of pedestrian facilities help create safer mobility for all roadway users.
The goal of these pedestrian safety improvements is to help make Lake City safer and more comfortable for multiple travel modes. The work may include:
After a careful environmental review, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has determined that the construction of curb ramps at Lake City Way and NE 145th Street 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 March 27, 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. The public comment and appeal periods have closed.
This work is funded by SDOT’s ADA Spot Improvement program, which improves access for people with disabilities.
These improvements are currently in design, approximately 90 percent complete. The project team expects to reach 100 percent design in mid-2014 and begin construction as early as August 2014.