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Lake to Bay Loop – Harrison Street Pedestrian Improvements

Last update: June 18, 2015

Construction Updates

Construction to start late summer

Construction of the pedestrian improvements on W Harrison Street will begin soon. The work will take approximately 6 weeks to complete, weather dependent. We will update the site with more details and a schedule once they are finalized.

What to expect during construction

  • Short-term parking and lane restrictions on W Harrison Street, 1st Avenue W and 2nd Avenue W
  • Temporary pedestrian and bicycle detours around the work areas
  • Noise, dust and vibration
  • Typical weekday work hours, 7 AM to 4 PM

Click here to sign up for project email updates.


If you have questions or concerns, you can contact the construction outreach lead, Rachel McCaffrey at or 206-733-9361.

Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation is planning to construct curb bulbs at intersections along W Harrison Street. These improvements will be completed as part of our Neighborhood Street Fund program and improve pedestrian mobility and safety.

Harrison Street is part of the Lake to Bay Loop that connects Elliot Bay to Lake Union through Uptown, Lower Queen Anne, South Lake Union and Belltown. However, today the corridor 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.

  • Curb bulbs on W Harrison Street at 1st Avenue W and 2nd Avenue W
  • New landscaping and curb ramps at each of the new curb bulb locations

Project Benefits

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:

  • Curb bulbs to facilitate safer, shorter crossings for pedestrians
  • ADA-compliant curb ramps, for smoother and better access


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.

Project Schedule

The project reached final design in 2014. Construction will start in late summer. The project team will continue to keep the community informed as construction details become available.

Click here to view final design plans.

Project Materials

Project Contacts

If you have questions about this project or would like to be added to the project mailing list, contact Rachel McCaffrey at or 206-733-9361.

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