District 6 – Projects

DISTRICT 6 - PROJECT UPDATES
2017 Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks and Street Elected Projects

20th Ave NW and Leary Way NW 

Crossing Upgrades

Project Description and Goals:
Ballard has many pedestrian attractions. However, the intersection geometry at 20th Ave NW and Leary Ave NW is a challenge to cross. People driving have a long, straight shot along Leary Way NW, which makes it hard for pedestrians to cross. An all-way stop at this intersection increases walkability, safety, and predictability.

Project Solution(s):

Install a new all-way stop with overhead flashing beacons

Install new painted curb bulbs to effectively shorten crossing distances

Install new marked crosswalks

Construction scheduled for May 12, 2018

20th Ave northwest and leary way northwest crossing upgrades map

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Whitman Ave N and N 50th St

Upgraded Signage

Project Description and Goals:
The crosswalk at Whitman Ave N and N 50th St is divided by a concrete wall at the Aurora Avenue bridge. People driving eastbound on N 50th St cannot see well beyond the barrier to look for pedestrians. Installing advanced warning signs to alert people driving of pedestrians improves safety at this intersection.

Project Solution(s):

Install a "stop ahead" sign for eastbound traffic

Install a stop bar and "stop here for pedestrians" sign for westbound traffic

Install signs to eastbound and northbound approaches with a warning that westbound "traffic does not stop"

Construction completed April 2018

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Dayton Ave N and N 50th St

Crossing Upgrades

Project Description and Goals:
High vehicle speeds have been observed on N 50th Street near Dayton Avenue N, which makes it challenging for pedestrians to cross. The existing marked crosswalk at Dayton Ave N and N 50th St provides connections to KapKa Cooperative School, Woodland Park Zoo and the War Memorial Garden Park. The installation of crossing beacons improves the safety and predictability at this marked crosswalk.

Project Solution(s):

Install crossing beacons

Upgrade curb ramps to meet ADA standards

Construction anticipated July - September 2018

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Corliss Ave N and N 80th St

Crossing Upgrade

Project Description and Goals:
Many people use the crosswalk at N 80th St and Corliss Ave N to reach bus stops, Green Lake, and various schools. It has been observed that people driving on N 80th St rarely stop, despite the existing safety measures (marked crosswalk and crossing flags). Installing a curb bulb will decrease crossing distance, make pedestrians more visible and calm traffic.

Project Solution(s):

 Install curb bulb

Construction anticipated October - December 2018

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14th Ave NW between Holman Rd NW and NW 95th St

Corridor Enhancements and Traffic Calming Measures

Project Description and Goals:
As part of the N Seattle Neighborhood Greenway project paint and post curb bulbs are being added at 14th Ave NW and NW 92nd St and the path in Crown Hill Park widened to 10 feet. To improve the connection to these improvements, traffic calming 14th Ave NW by adding wheel stops on both sides of 14th from Holman Rd to NW 92nd and wheel stops and landscaping on the east side of 14th Ave NW to NW 95th St.

Project Solution(s):

Neighborhood Greenways will construct intersection improvements at 14th Ave NW and NW 92nd St

Install wheel stops on both sides of 14th Ave NW from Holman Road to NW 92nd St

Install landscaping on the east side of 14th Ave NW and NW 95th St

Construction anticipated 2019

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24th Ave NW and NW 70th St

Crossing Upgrade

Project Description and Goals:
The existing pedestrian half signal at 24th Ave NW and NW 70th St does not have accessible pedestrian signal (APS), which communicates information about the walk and don't walk intervals for people with low vision, or are blind. Installing an APS improves accessibility, safety and predictability for all travelers.

Project Solution(s):

Install an accessible pedestrian signal (APS)

Construction completed April 2018

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