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Jackson Place Traffic Calming coming to your street!

August 18, 2011

This project has reached “physical completion.” Thank you for your patience during the construction.

Construction Update

3/12/09 On Friday the contractor will be placing hydroseed in the planting strips and the project will be substantially complete. This project was constructed ahead of schedule.

The Jackson Place Neighborhood Mobility Plan recommended traffic calming measures on residential streets throughout the neighborhood including your street, 18th Ave S. Your neighbor successfully competed for funding through the Large Neighborhood Street Fund, which is a community-driven funding program administered by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

SDOT will build traffic calming improvements on two blocks of 18th Ave S between S King Street and S Lane Street (and a small portion just south of S Lane Street).  These improvements will narrow your street to the typical residential street width of 25 feet, maintaining parking on both sides of the street.

The goal of narrowing the street is to reduce traffic speeds and/or cut-through traffic, in the interest of public safety and livability.  By narrowing the street we can achieve the traffic calming benefits without impacting any parking or driveways.  Your street will be narrowed 3 feet on both sides, which will result in wider planting strips.

The work is scheduled to begin in early February and should be completed in 6 weeks.   However, as the work is weather dependent, construction delays may occur.  During construction, the street will be closed except for local access.  On-street parking will not be allowed, however, you will have access to your driveways and alleyways at all times.

What to Expect During Construction

  • Street closed except for local traffic
  • Parking restrictions
  • Moderate construction noise and dust
  • Normal work hours 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM - Monday thru Friday
  • Driveway and alley access at all times

Sandra Sam Woods, Project Manager, (206) 733-9408,

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