Tuesday, February 18, 2014

But wait, there's more…..

SDOT is hosting a public open house about changes coming to the 23rd Avenue corridor. As we continue to refine our design of the 23rd Avenue roadway and Central Area Neighborhood Greenway, we want to share details with you.

Save the date!
Wednesday, February 26
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Elementary
2401 S Irving Street

About our work in the 23rd corridor area
23rd Avenue connects a variety of users to businesses, educational institutions and residences in the Central Area and beyond. This area also serves high volumes of vehicles, pedestrians, people riding bikes, and transit users (approximately 5,800 daily– the 8th highest ridership in King County). Today, the road is in poor condition with hundreds of patches where potholes existed, narrow lanes, a lack of turn pockets at key intersections and is bordered in many places by narrow and uneven sidewalks. 

To balance the needs of users in the area, SDOT will redesign 23rd Avenue between E John Street and Rainier Avenue S (Phases 1 and 2) from the current four lanes (two lanes in each direction) to three lanes (one lane in each direction and a center turn lane). Between E Roanoke Street and E John Street (Phase 3), the road will remain four lanes. SDOT will also implement a nearby neighborhood greenway, called the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway. This greenway will provide a safer, calmer street for people to walk and ride bicycles.

The purpose of our projects in the Central Area is to balance safety, mobility and reliability needs for a variety of users in the area, as well as enhance the local community and natural environment.

More info
Central Area Neighborhood Greenway: www.seattle.gov/transportation/centralgreenway.htm.
23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_ave.htm

206-684-7963 (Maribel Cruz, Outreach Lead)

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