Broadway and John Street Signal

Updated: December 27, 2019

What's happening now?

This project is now in the early stages of design and we'd like to hear from you before we move forward with design in 2020 and construction in 2021.

There are several ways to submit your feedback:

  • Send an email directly to the project email address.
  • Call 206-733-9361. When leaving a voicemail, be sure to state which project you're calling about and whether you'd like a return call from our team.
  • Review project concepts and submit your feedback via a comment form at participating libraries and community centers (click here to find a library or community center near you). Comment forms are available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Somali and Vietnamese.  To request comment forms in other languages or other reasonable accommodations or assistance, please contact us at: or 206-733-9361

The comment period will be open until January 31, 2020.

Project Overview


  • Rebuild the traffic signal for the east and west approaches to Broadway
  • New left turn pockets and protected left turn phases on E Olive Way and E John St
  • Potentially improving transit efficiency by restricting westbound left turns to transit only. (Note that SDOT is working with KC Metro to evaluate this option)


  • More clearly defines east/west vehicle movements through the intersection
  • Addresses persistent collision patterns at this intersection:
    • Defined approach lanes – helps drivers get into the proper lane at the intersection and reduces the instances of two vehicles driving in the same lane
    • Improves sight lines – makes it easier for drivers, people walking, and people biking to see each other at the intersection
    • Separate left turn phases – reduces opportunities for turning drivers to conflict with oncoming traffic and/or pedestrians in the crosswalk
  • Upgrades old traffic signals to new standards


Project concept plans showing signal upgrades

Current preferred concept plan as of 10/4/2019.


The NSF program runs on 3-year cycles to select, design, and build projects. The application phase for the 2019-2021 cycle opened October 2018 and projects will be constructed in 2021.

NSF timeline

Applications 2018
Community Prioritization and Voting 2019
Design 2020
Construction 2021

Project Background

In 2019, the Broadway and John St Signal project was one of 15 projects selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Program. The project, located at the intersection of Broadway and E Olive Way/E John St, aims to address a persistent left turning vehicle collision pattern by implementing protected left turns onto Broadway. This will reduce vehicle-vehicle and vehicle-pedestrian conflicts while also formalizing the east and west approaches to the intersection.

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


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