District 2 – Projects

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2019 Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks and Streets Elected Projects

* Projects in Equity & Environment Initiative (EEI) Focus Areas

STREETS | Chief Sealth Trail at 42nd Ave S and S Thistle St

Crossing Improvements

Project Overview

Due to the diagonal orientation of the trail relative to the street grid, the trail crossings come at an angle, which makes it unclear on user movements through the intersection at 42nd Ave S and S Thistle St. To clarify, we'll install marked crosswalks and new stop signs, new stop bars, and update trail crossing signs. We'll also build a new asphalt path to route people who use the trail around one side of the intersection via the marked crosswalks.

Project Solutions

  • Install marked crosswalks at trail access at 42nd Ave S and S Thistle St
  • Install new "Stop" signs and stop bars before the 42nd Ave S trail access on 
  • Replace the "Yield" sign on the trail at S Thistle St with a "Stop" sign
  • Update existing and install additional "Trail Crossing" signs
  • Construct a new asphalt connection between the 2 trail access points

Neighborhood: Beacon Hill

Total Cost: $45,000
YVYC Funds: $45,000

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as summer/fall 2020.

Chief Sealth Trail Project Map

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STREETS | Holly Park Dr S between S Myrtle Way and 32nd Ave S

Traffic Calming Improvements

Project Overview

In response to higher vehicle speeds and volumes, we're planning new traffic calming on Holly Park Dr S, between S Myrtle Way and 32nd Ave S, to increase pedestrian and neighborhood safety.

Project Solutions

  • Install speed humps along Holly Park Dr S; exact locations to be determined

Neighborhood: New Holly

Total Cost: $20,800
YVYC Funds: $20,800

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as spring/summer 2020.

Holly Park Dr Project Map

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STREETS | MLK Jr Way S and S Othello St

Crossing Improvements

Project Overview

It has been observed that people wait for a long time before having an opportunity to cross MLK Jr Way S or access Othello Station at S Othello St. Currently, pedestrian countdown signal heads are located at the far sides of the street, which can be challenging for some people to see. We will install additional pedestrian countdown signal heads in the median station platform area to clarify when it is safe to cross the street.

Project Solutions

  • Install new pedestrian countdown signal heads in the median station platform area
  • Revise and/or relocate existing train crossing signal head

Neighborhood: Othello

Total Cost: $50,000
YVYC Funds: $50,000

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as fall/winter 2020.

MLK Jr Way Project Map

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STREETS | S Augusta St between 56th Ave S and 57th Ave S

Street Enhancements

Project Overview

S Augusta St is a neighborhood street that lacks sidewalks, curbs, drains, and obvious driveway access points. This street connects residents and students to Rainier View Elementary School. Given the budget limits, we'll build only one side of the street. The Sidewalk Development Program will partner with the YVYC program with funding the walkway construction. Building a cost-effective walkway will clarify driveway access points, enhance safety, predictability, and accessibility for people walking and people who drive.

Project Solutions

  • Build a new cost-effective walkway on one side of S Augusta St between 56th Ave S and 57th Ave S 

Neighborhood: Rainier Beach

Total Cost: $90,000
YVYC Funds: $90,000

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as fall/winter 2020.

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