Andover and Dakota Pedestrian Safety Enhancements

Updated: January 14, 2022

What's happening now?

Preconstruction project timeline graphic

Thank you to all who participated in the community prioritization process and provided feedback on initial project designs! We're making several improvements to calm traffic, increase visibility, and reduce the crossing distance at the intersection of 38th Ave S and S Andover St.

We are preparing the project area to begin construction as soon as the weekend of March 5th and 6th. This work requires dry weather to complete so we will be monitoring the forecast closely.

We will provide updates here as well as through the project inbox.  If you would like to stay informed on the project's progress, please sign up for email updates.

Project Overview

Elements

  • Crosswalk
  • Accessible Curb (ADA) Ramps
  • Curb Bulbs
  • Traffic Calming

Benefits

  • Saftey improvements to the intersections will facilitate crossings for people walking and biking
  • New ADA-compliant curb ramps will improve access
  • Curb bulbs have been shown to improve pedestrian crossing safety
  • Speed cushions have been shown to calm traffic speeds

Design

Andover and Dakota Pedestrian Safety Enhancements project map

Safety improvements at intersection of 38th Ave S and S Andover St

Project Background

This is one of the 15 Neighborhood Street Fund projects requested by neighbors and selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee. Neighborhood Street Fund is a city program, running on 3-year cycles, that enables neighbors to propose and help prioritize transportation-related projects that are then built by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). 

Note: funds not used for this project will be returned to the NSF program budget.

Schedule

The NSF program runs on 3-year cycles to select, design, and build projects, but we had project delays this round with design updates and schedule impacts due to SDOT's work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application phase for the 2019-2021 cycle opened October 2018 and projects will be constructed in 2022.

NSF timeline

PhaseTimeline
Applications 2018
Community Prioritization and Voting 2019
Design 2020
Construction 2022

Questions?

If you have questions or need translated materials, please contact us at NSF_AndoverDakota@seattle.gov or 206-727-3581. Thank you.

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