John and Thomas Corridor Crossing Improvements

What's happening now?

Construction starts as soon as this spring

We're still in the process of selecting the contractor for the south and central NSF projects. Until the contractor is chosen, we won't know which part of the project will be constructed first.

With that said, you can expect construction of the John and Thomas corridor to begin as soon as mid-May. We'll be in touch again later this spring with more details about the schedule and anticipated construction impacts. Typical impacts include noise from construction equipment, parking and loading restrictions, and dust.

One of the project improvements includes the installation of a new bus bulb on E Olive Way at Summit Ave E. When the project is complete, eastbound E Olive Way will be permanently reduced to one lane in this segment of road.

We'll provide notification in advance of construction here and through our project email.

Parking updates on E John Street

Parking adjustments continue on E John Street. Zone 4 parking hours will be from 7 AM to 6 PM in the following areas:

  • North side of E John between 11th and 12th avenues
  • Both sides of E John between 12th and 13th avenues
  • North side of E John between 13th and 14th avenues
  • South side of E John between 13th and 14th avenues

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In the meantime, please continue to send us your comments and questions to:

Project Description

The John and Thomas Corridor Crossing Improvements project increases the visibility of people walking and biking at intersections without traffic signals, improving safety along this busy street served by King County Metro bus routes 8 and 10 and Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill light rail station. This project was selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee in 2016 for funding through the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program.  The NSF program funds projects requested by the community.

Thomas Crossing
Intersection at E Thomas St and 19th Ave E

Project Elements

  • New curb bulbs; these will be a mix of concrete and painted curb bulbs with white plastic posts
  • New bus bulbs at some existing transit stops
  • New marked crosswalks
  • New pedestrian crossing beacons at E John St and 10 Ave E

In order to confirm that we could install curb bulbs, we studied the existing peak-hour parking restrictions along segments of E John St and E Thomas St. We learned that current traffic volumes do not necessitate these restrictions. By removing the parking restrictions, we will have room to install the curb bulbs along the corridor.

Throughout the life of the project, we’ll coordinate with the King County Metro Route 8 Improvement project, our neighborhood greenway program, and with the new development at the Capitol Hill Light Rail station at E John St and 10 Ave E.

Project Benefits

This project will improve safety by:

  • Increasing visibility of people walking and biking
  • Shortening crossing distances at intersections

Final Design

Final design map

Project Schedule


NSF applications and project selection


Project design


Project construction


NSF applications and project selection (new cycle)

Project Library

Fact Sheet April 2018
Fact Sheet September 2017

Fact Sheet March 2017

SDOT Project Review Document

Project Funding

Funding comes from the 2015 voter-approved, 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, which will improve safety for all travelers, maintain streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. The levy includes $24 million to continue the Neighborhood Street Fund program over the nine years.

Public Outreach and Engagement

We are committed to keeping you informed throughout the life of the project. You can expect outreach to adjacent project neighbors and business in 2017. Please contact us at any time. Sign up for email updates.

To request information in another format:

We are designing and building a transportation project proposed by your neighbors to make it safer for people walking and biking and to strengthen community. To learn more about the project or request translations, call (206) 257-2857.

Estamos disenando y construyendo un proyecto de transporte propuesto por nuestros vecinos a fin de que sea mas seguro para que las personas caminen y monten bicicleta y asimismo fortalecer a la comunidad. Para obtener mayor informacion acerca del proyecto o para solicitar transporte llamar a (206) 257-2857.

Chúng tôi đang thiết kế và xây dựng một dự án giao thông đề xuất bởi chính những người hàng xóm của quý vị nhằm làm cho việc đi bộ và đi xe đạp trở nên an toàn hơn và cộng đồng vững mạnh hơn. Để tìm hiểu thêm về dự án hoặc yêu cầu các bản dịch, hãy gọi (206) 257-2857.

我們正在設計並建造一個由您的鄰居提議的交通計畫,這個計畫旨在改善人們的步行及騎車安全,並強化社區。 如需進一步瞭解這項計畫,或是申請翻譯服務,請撥打 (206) 257-2857.

我们正在设计并建造一个由您的邻居提议的交通计划,这个计划旨在改善人们的步行及骑车安全,并强化社区。如需进一步了解这项计划,或是申请翻译服务,请拨打  (206) 257-2857.

በእግራቸው ለሚጓዙ እና ብስክሌት ለሚጋልቡ ሰዎች ይበልጥ ለደኅንነታቸው አስተማማኝ እንዲሆን በእርስዎ ጎረቤቶች በቀረበ ንድፈ ሐሳብ ላይ በመመርኮዝ የትራንስፖርት አገልግሎት ፕሮጄክትን በመንደፍ እና በማዘጋጀት ላይ ነን። ስለ ፕሮጄክቱ የበለጠ ለማወቅ ወይም ትርጉም አገልግሎት ለማግኘት ጥያቄ ለማቅረብ ወደዚህ ይደውሉ  (206) 257-2857.

በእግሮም ንዝጓዓዙን ብሽክልታ ንዝጥቀሙን ሰባት ውሑስንኦም ንምሕላውን እቲ ማሕበረሰብ ንምጥንኻርን ብጎረባብትኻ ዝተተለመ ናይ መጓዓዝያ ፕሮጀክት ዲዛይን ነውጽን ንሃንጽን ኣሎና፡፡ ብዛዕባ እቲ ፕሮጀክት ዝበለጸ ሓበሬታ ንምርካብ ወይ ናይ ናብ መጓዝያ ንምድዋል ሓገዝ ንምርካብ  (206) 257-2857.

Nuti Pirojektii geejjibaa ollaawwan keessaniin gaafataman kan wixineessinuu fi ijaarruuf, namoota deemaniifi isaan bishikilitii ofaniif daandii nagaa taasisuufi hawaasichas cimsuudhaaf. Waa’ee pirojektichaa caalaa baruuf ykn geejjiba gaafachuuf nuuf bilbilaa  (206) 257-2857.

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