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Rainier TPCI Project (Rainier Avenue/Jackson Street Transit Priority Corridor Improvements)

Project Update – April 4, 2011

Construction Scheduled to Start the Week of April 10th at Rainier Avenue & S Genesee St

What’s Happening
Construction work to repave the Rainier/Genesee intersection is scheduled for April 14-16.  The work is expected to take two night shifts (Thursday & Friday) and a day shift (Saturday).  The paving is weather dependent.  If paving cannot be done on Saturday, April 16th, it will be scheduled for the following Saturday. 

Work includes grinding asphalt, jack-hammer work, and asphalt paving.

Traffic Restrictions
There will be temporary bus stop re-locations, partial traffic lane closures on Rainier, and a short duration closure of Genesee.  There will also be parking restrictions on Rainier Avenue S and S Genesee St, near the work area.

Access will be maintained to businesses.

  • Southbound Rainier will be reduced to one lane.
  • Northbound Rainier will be reduced to one lane.
  • Parking restrictions 24/7 for  3 days at localized areas near Rainier Avenue S and S Genesee
  • Genesee will be closed for a short duration for the paving on Saturday, April 16. Traffic movement from Rainier to Genesee will experience short delays during grinding phases on Thursday and Friday night (April 14 and 15).

  
What to Expect During Construction

  • Lane closures
  • Short term road closures and detours
  • Temporary pedestrian detours
  • Temporary bus stop relocations
  • Temporary parking restrictions
  • Moderate construction noise
  • Night time and Saturday work.

Project Contacts:

For more information on the many improvements coming to the Rainier Corridor, please visit: www.seattle.gov/transportation/rainier_corridor.htm

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Transit Improvements Coming to Rainier Avenue

FAQ about Rainier/Jackson Project

FAQ about on-street parking changes on Rainier Ave

Transit Priority Corridors Map

Improvements to Rainier Avenue S and/or S Jackson Street Include:

  • Building concrete bus bulbs (curb and sidewalk extensions) to eliminate buses having to pull in and out of traffic at passenger loading zones. 
    • S Jackson Street: near Maynard Ave S; 8th Ave S; and 12th Ave
    • S.  Rainier Ave S: near S Genesee St; S Dawson St; S Brandon St; S Orcas St; S Kenny St; S Holly St; S Frontenac St; S Holden St; S Kenyon St; and S Rose St
  • Restriping lane markings with changes in travel lanes and parking lanes to improve bus speed and reliability, increase pedestrian safety, and improve safety for parked vehicles  
  • Making improvements to street lighting and drainage at several locations
  • Repainting crosswalks and adding curb ramps at several locations along the corridor plus installing new pedestrian signals on:
    • Rainier Ave S at 39th Avenue S
    • Rainier Ave S at S Frontenac

It will be necessary to permanently remove some existing parking spots at some locations along Rainier Avenue.

Project Schedule:

June 28, 2010 to December 31, 2010 – majority of work
Spring 2011 – remaining weather-dependent elements

What to Expect During Construction:

  • Lane closures during off-peak hours
  • Temporary pedestrian detours
  • Temporary parking restrictions
  • Moderate construction noise
  • Normal work hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with occasional night time and weekend work

Project Contacts:

For more information on the many improvements coming to the Rainier Corridor, please visit: www.seattle.gov/transportation/rainier_corridor.htm

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