Beacon Ave S Safety Enhancements

Updated: October 15, 2021

What's happening now?

The project was originally planned to be built in 2021, but we need additional time to design the project. Construction is now planned to start in early 2022.

Thank you to all who participated in the community priorization process for this Neighborhood Street Fund project!

Project Overview

In 2019, the Beacon Ave S Safety Enhancements was one of 15 selected projects by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through SDOT's Neighborhood Street Fund Program

Elements

  • Accessible Curb (ADA) Ramps
  • Signals
  • Curb Bulbs
  • Crosswalks

Benefits

  • Rapid flashing beacons are push button activated, giving people walking more control over the crossing by clearly informing oncoming vehicles of their decision to enter the roadway
  • Painted curb bulbs will make it easier for people walking and biking to cross
  • New ADA-compliant curb ramps will improve access
  • Signals and channelization will improve predictability for vehicular users
  • New plants and amenities in the Light Rail Plaza will increase people's sight line into the plaza

Designs

Beacon Ave S and S Landers St diagram map

Beacon Ave S and S Stevens Street diagram map

Project Background

This is one of the 15 Neighborhood Street Fund projects requested by neighbors and selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee. Neighborhood Street Fund is a city program, running on 3-year cycles, that enable neighbors to propose and help prioritize transportation-related projects that are then built by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

Note: funds not used for this project will be returned to the NSF program budget.

Schedule

The NSF program runs on 3-year cycles to select, design, and build projects. The application phase for the 2019-2021 cycle opened October 2018 and projects will be constructed in 2022.

NSF updated timeline

PhaseTimeline
Applications 2018
Community Prioritization and Voting 2019
Design 2020
Construction 2022

Questions?

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