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Harbor Ave SW and SW Spokane St Intersection Improvements

March 2017

Project Updates
We are gearing up to begin outreach to the community for the Harbor Ave SW and SW Spokane St Intersection Improvements project in March 2017.

We’d like to hear from you:

  • What do you like about the design concept presented below? Do you have any concerns?
  • Do the project elements address any issues you have about this intersection? What else should we know about your experiences here?
  • What is your experience at this intersection when you are walking? Biking? Driving?
  • Do you have recommendations for how to keep people up to date about the project?


Email Us: NSFHarborandSpokane@seattle.gov
Click here to sign up for email updates

Check back often for the most up-to-date information on the project. This project is scheduled for construction and completion in 2018!

Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will improve safety for people walking, biking and driving at the intersection of Harbor Ave SW and SW Spokane Street in West Seattle. In 2016, the Harbor Ave SW and SW Spokane Street Intersection project was one of 12 selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through the SDOTs Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program. The NSF program funds projects requested by the community.

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Existing intersection conditions at Harbor Ave SW and SW Spokane St

Project Elements

  • Adding a signal to give people biking a protected crossing from the northeast to the southwest corner of the intersection
  • Adding a curb bulb to increase space to stand and visibility at the corner
  • Removing segments of a jersey barrier and vegetation along the Alki Trail approaching Harbor Ave SW
  • Restriping the crosswalk
  • Trimming overgrown landscaping on the northeast corner
  • Adding bike ramps on SW Avalon Way
  • Painting a bike turn lane on SW Manning St

Maintaining transit and freight access to Harbor Ave SW and Avalon Way SW is a key element of the project. Adding the protected bike signal phase will increase wait times at this intersection during some peak times of the day.

Project Benefits

  • Increase visibility of and safety for people walking and biking across Harbor Ave SW and SW Spokane St
  • Clarify a bike-only turning movement at SW Manning St and SW Avalon Way

Early Design Concept

Project Schedule


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Fact Sheet March 2017
SDOT Project Review Document

Project Funding

Funding comes from the 2015 voter-approved, nine-year Levy to Move Seattle, which will improve safety for all travelers, maintain streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. The levy includes $24 million to continue the Neighborhood Street Fund program over the nine years.

Public Outreach and Engagement

We are committed to keeping you informed throughout the life of the project. There will be several ways to engage with the project team through the design process this year. Click here to sign up for email updates.

Project Contact

NSF Outreach Lead: Natalie Graves
Project phone: (206) 733-9361
Email: NSFHarborandSpokane@seattle.gov

To request information in another format:

We are designing and building a transportation project proposed by your neighbors to make it safer for people walking and biking and to strengthen community. To learn more about the project or request translations call (206) 451-8191.

Estamos disenando y construyendo un proyecto de transporte propuesto por nuestros vecinos a fin de que sea mas seguro para que las personas caminen y monten bicicleta y asimismo fortalecer a la comunidad. Para obtener mayor informacion acerca del proyecto o para solicitar transporte llamar a: (206) 451-8191.

Chúng tôi đang thiết kế và xây dựng một dự án giao thông đề xuất bởi chính những người hàng xóm của quý vị nhằm làm cho việc đi bộ và đi xe đạp trở nên an toàn hơn và cộng đồng vững mạnh hơn. Để tìm hiểu thêm về dự án hoặc yêu cầu các bản dịch, hãy gọi (206) 451-8191.

我們正在設計並建造一個由您的鄰居提議的交通計畫,這個計畫旨在改善人們的步行及騎車安全,並強化社區。 如需進一步瞭解這項計畫,或是申請翻譯服務,請撥打(206) 451-8191.

我们正在设计并建造一个由您的邻居提议的交通计划,这个计划旨在改善人们的步行及骑车安全,并强化社区。如需进一步了解这项计划,或是申请翻译服务,请拨打 (206) 451-8191.

በእግራቸው ለሚጓዙ እና ብስክሌት ለሚጋልቡ ሰዎች ይበልጥ ለደኅንነታቸው አስተማማኝ እንዲሆን በእርስዎ ጎረቤቶች በቀረበ ንድፈ ሐሳብ ላይ በመመርኮዝ የትራንስፖርት አገልግሎት ፕሮጄክትን በመንደፍ እና በማዘጋጀት ላይ ነን። ስለ ፕሮጄክቱ የበለጠ ለማወቅ ወይም ትርጉም አገልግሎት ለማግኘት ጥያቄ ለማቅረብ ወደዚህ ይደውሉ :(206) 451-8191.

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Nuti Pirojektii geejjibaa ollaawwan keessaniin gaafataman kan wixineessinuu fi ijaarruuf, namoota deemaniifi isaan bishikilitii ofaniif daandii nagaa taasisuufi hawaasichas cimsuudhaaf. Waa’ee pirojektichaa caalaa baruuf ykn geejjiba gaafachuuf nuuf bilbilaa (206) 451-8191.

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