District 7 – Projects

2018 | 2017

District 7 — Project Updates

* Projects in Equity & Environmental Initiative (EEI) Focus Areas.

STREETS | 2nd Ave Ext S and S Jackson St

Crossing Improvements

Project Overview

The crossing to 2nd Ave Ext S at S Jackson St is not accessible to everyone. We’ve also heard that many visually impaired travelers use the intersection to access a nearby transit stop, and find the intersection challenging and confusing to navigate.

Installing accessible pedestrian signals (APS) improves accessibility and safety for pedestrians.

We’ve added this project to our 2019 YVYC work plan, in addition to the projects that residents selected through the voting process. This work will coordinate with the other pedestrian improvements planned as part of the pedestrian and transit enhancements in the vicinity of King Street and the Chinatown/International District Stations funded by Metro and Sound Transit.

Project Solutions

  • Install APS at the 2nd Ave Ext S and S Jackson St signal
  • Restore pavement and sidewalk following APS construction

Neighborhood: Pioneer Square

Total Cost: $43,000
YVYC Funds: $43,000

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as early July - September 2019.

2nd Ave Project Map

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STREETS | Western Ave, Lenora St and Blanchard St

Crossing Improvements

Project Overview

Western Ave runs parallel to the Seattle Waterfront and connects travelers to many destinations, including the Historic Seattle Waterfront, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock. To improve connections to these destinations, we’re installing paint-and-post-bulbs at Western Ave and Lenora St, and Western and Blanchard St.

We’re partnering with the Vision Zero Program (VZ) to study the potential for additional crossing improvements at both intersections.

Project Solutions

  • Install paint-and-post-bulbs on all corners of Western Ave and Blanchard Street
  • Install paint-and-post-bulbs on the north, east, and south corners of Western Ave and Lenora St
  • Partner with Vision Zero for additional crossing improvements

Neighborhood: Belltown

Total Cost: $100,000
YVYC Funds: $90,000
VZ Funds: $10,000

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as early 2020, pending coordination with the Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition work.

Western Ave Project Map

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STREETS | 5th Ave and Denny Way

Crossing Improvements

Project Overview

Heavy traffic volumes along Denny Way, the intersection geometry at 5th Ave and Denny Way, and the width of the road, make crossing 5th Ave very challenging. A new curb bulb, refugee island, upgraded signage and lane markings, calm traffic and shorten pedestrian crossing distances.

Project Solutions

  • Install an asphalt median island and painted curb bulb
  • Install pedestrian activated rectangular rapid flashing beacons
  • Upgrade existing signage and lane markings

Neighborhood: Belltown

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

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as April – June 2020.

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STREETS| 3rd Ave W and W Fulton St

Crossing Improvements

Project Overview

3rd Ave W connects people traveling to key destinations such as Seattle Pacific University, North and West Queen Anne, several parks and transit stops. Installing crossing improvements enhances safety, visibility, predictability, and shortens crossing distances.

Project Solutions

  • Install curb bulbs
  • Partner with the Transit Spot Program for crossing and transit improvements

Neighborhood: Queen Anne

Total Cost: $83,500
YVYC Funds: $83,500

Project Schedule and Updates

We anticipate construction as soon as 2020.

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