Lake to Bay Loop – Harrison Street Pedestrian Improvements
Last update: September 28, 2015
The Seattle Department of Transportation will install new curb extensions, curb ramps compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and marked crossings where 1st Avenue W and 2nd Avenue W intersect W Harrison Street. These improvements are part of the Neighborhood Street Fund program and improve pedestrian mobility and safety.
As part of the Lake to Bay Loop, W Harrison Street helps connect Elliot Bay to Lake Union through Uptown, Lower Queen Anne, South Lake Union and Belltown. However, the street currently lacks marked crosswalks and pedestrian amenities.
The project team selected three intersections along W Harrison Street to which curb bulbs will be added. The selected sites were chosen in conjunction with the final Bicycle Master Plan update and will complement future bicycle facilities in this area.
The goal of these improvements is to allow safer crossings for pedestrians and improve mobility for all users. Curb bulbs help reduce crossing lengths and improve visibility between drivers and pedestrians. The work will include:
The work is one of the 12 projects selected by the Bridging the Gap Oversight Committee to be completed as part of the Neighborhood Street Fund program, which is funded by the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation levy, passed by voters in November 2006 and scheduled to end in 2015. NSF projects are identified and prioritized by communities, then sent to the Bridging the Gap Oversight Committee for final review and selection.
The project reached final design in 2014. Construction began August 3 and will be completed the week of September 28, weather dependent. The project team will continue to keep the community informed throughout construction.
If you have questions about this project or would like to be added to the project mailing list, contact Rachel McCaffrey at NSF@seattle.gov or 206-733-9361.
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