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Pedestrian Safety Improvements: 3rd Avenue NW, NW 56th Street and NW 55th Place

Last updated: June 18, 2015

Construction Updates

Construction underway on 3rd Avenue NW

Construction of the pedestrian safety improvements at 3rd Avenue NW started June 15. The work will take approximately 8 weeks to complete, weather dependent. We will update the site with more details about upcoming construction activities.

What to expect during construction

  • Short-term parking and lane restrictions on NW 56th Street, NW 56th Place and 3rd Avenue NW
  • Temporary road closures on NW 56th Street and NW 55th Place; residential access will be maintained
  • Temporary pedestrian and bicycle detours around the work areas
  • Tree trimming at intersection of 3rd Avenue NW and NW 56th Street
  • Noise, dust and vibration
  • Typical weekday work hours, 7 AM to 5 PM. Some weekend work may be required; we will notify neighbors ahead of any needed schedule changes

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Questions?

If you have questions or concerns, you can contact the NSF Outreach Team at NSF@seattle.gov or 206-733-9361.

Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation is constructing pedestrian safety improvements near 3rd Avenue NW, NW 56th Street and NW 55th Place. These improvements will be completed as part of our Neighborhood Street Fund program and improve pedestrian mobility and safety.

Project elements include:

  • Changing NW 55th Place to one-way, southwest-bound
  • Creating an all-way stop at the intersection of 3rd Avenue NW and NW 56th Street to improve pedestrian crossing safety
  • Separating NW 55th Place from 3rd Avenue NW and NW 56th Street
  • Adding curb extensions on 3rd Avenue NW and at the intersection of NW 55th Place and NW 55th Street to shorten the length of pedestrian crossings
  • Upgrading curb ramps to be compliant with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
  • Adding minor drainage improvements


Project Benefits

The goal of these safety improvements is to allow multiple travel modes to function in the area and create safer crossings to the nearby West Woodland Elementary School. The work will include:

  • ADA-compliant curb ramps, for smoother and better access
  • Curb bulbs to facilitate safer, shorter crossings for pedestrians and bike riders
  • Adding signage to reduce vehicle speeds and notify drivers of pedestrian crossings

Project Materials

Funding

The work is one of the 12 projects selected by the Bridging the Gap Oversight Committee to be completed as part of the Neighborhood Street Fund program, which is funded by the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation levy, passed by voters in November 2006 and scheduled to end in 2015. In addition to 50% BTG funding, the other 50% funding for the project is from Safe Routes to School, a program that utilizes engineering and education to encourage students to walk and bike to school.

Schedule

The project reached final design in 2014. Construction began June 15 and is anticipated to last 8 weeks, weather dependent. The project team will continue to keep the community informed as construction details become available.

More information

If you have questions about this project or would like to be added to the mailing list, contact the project team at NSF@seattle.gov or 206-733-9361.

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