Rainier Avenue South Road Safety Corridor
Launching November 2014 – the Rainier Avenue South Safety Corridor Project – a multi-year effort to improve safety for all through street improvements, increased enforcement efforts, and educational outreach.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is launching a collaborative process to review roadway conditions along Rainier Avenue South. As safety is our number one priority, we are committed to preventing collisions and improving safety for all users of the transportation system.
Together we will determine the specific nature and design elements of these changes through the process described below. New safety measures to be considered through this project will include: arterial traffic calming, traffic signal modifications, pavement repair, and pedestrian and bicycle safety enhancements. To address behavioral issues like speeding, distraction and impaired driving, we will develop targeted enforcement strategies and area-specific educational outreach.
This project will focus on the segment of Rainier Avenue South from Letitia Avenue South to Seward Park Avenue South.
A series of community meetings have been scheduled to listen to community concerns, share traffic data, and develop strategies to lower vehicle speeds and reduce collisions. These meetings are open to the general public and all are welcome.
Issue Identification and Feedback Sessions – November 2014
Purpose: Review existing conditions and traffic data, discuss toolbox of potential engineering and enforcement strategies, and hear concerns and ideas from residents
Conceptual Designs – November through January
SDOT will define potential roadway improvement alternatives based on community input and traffic data
Design Alternatives Review Meetings – February 2015
SDOT will share conceptual improvement options and seek comments from the community
Announcement of Preferred Alternative – June 2015
Open house style meeting(s) to review SDOT’s preferred alternative and implementation plan
Implementation – Spring or Summer 2015
Ongoing – Evaluation
The Seattle Department of Transportation is dedicated to providing frequent and timely updates throughout the process. Subscribe to email alerts to receive the latest information including public comments, recommendations, and meeting announcements.
If you have questions or would like to share your perspective on Rainier Avenue South, please contact Jim Curtin at 206-684-8874 or via e-mail at email@example.com
More about Road Safety Corridor Projects
SW Roxbury Street Road Safety Corridor – www.seattle.gov/transportation/roxbury.htm
35th Avenue SW Road Safety Corridor – www.seattle.gov/transportation/35thSW.htm
Aurora Traffic Safety Project –
Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project –