SW Roxbury Street Road Safety Corridor Project
Responding to concerns raised by residents and local community councils, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is launching a collaborative process to review roadway conditions along SW Roxbury Street. As safety is our number one priority, we are committed to improving safety for all users of the transportation system by reducing speeding and the number of collisions on our streets.
SDOT will work with the community to consider changes to these streets in an effort to bring down speeds and make the roadway safer for students, neighbors and all roadway users. 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 may include, but not be limited to, the following: signage improvements, arterial traffic calming, channelization changes, traffic signal modifications, pavement repair, and pedestrian and bicycle safety enhancements.
Since collision data tells us that the majority of collisions are caused by behavioral issues such as speeding, distraction, and impairment (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), we will pair roadway modifications with new enforcement strategies and area-specific educational outreach.
The Seattle Department of Transportation will be moving forward with some improvements in the second quarter of 2014. Early work will include:
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 Meetings – February-March 2014
Purpose: Review existing conditions and traffic data, discuss toolbox of potential improvements, and hear concerns and ideas from residents
Here’s what we heard at our Issue Identification meetings:
Conceptual Designs – March-July 2014
SDOT will synthesize community input and define roadway improvement alternatives based on community input and traffic data
Design Alternatives Review Meetings – July 2014
Initial outreach and corridor evaluation efforts are complete. Join us at these meetings where we’ll share conceptual improvement options and seek additional feedback from the community
Preferred alternative determination in Fall 2014 after additional outreach to local businesses
Implementation – August 2014 and beyond
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 SW Roxbury Street, please contact Jim Curtin at 206-684-8874 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org