Monday, March 2, 2015

Implementation of Central Area Neighborhood Greenway

Implementation of Phase I of the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway began on February 25, 2015. Phase I of this greenway runs from S Jackson St to E Columbia St on 25th Ave, then crosses 23rd Ave at E Columbia St and heads north on 22nd Ave E to E Madison St. At E Madison St, the greenway moves to 21stAve E and continues north to E John St. You may view a map of the entire greenway route here

As part of Phase I implementation, we are adding speed humps along the route, at roughly one per block. We will also be installing stop signs on all streets crossing 25th and 22nd avenues and adding bicycle pavement markings (called sharrows) along the route. Flashing beacons for pedestrians and bicyclists will be installed at 25th Avenue and East Yesler Way and also at 25th Avenue and East Cherry Street.

Before installing speed humps, crews will build new curb ramps, make sidewalk repairs, and conduct electrical work. For a detailed look at the planned improvements, please view our Phase I Construction Notice.

In order to accommodate construction on the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements project, greenway implementation work will be conducted south to north, one intersection at a time at the following locations:
·         25th Avenue and East Yesler Way
·         25th Avenue and East Cherry Street
·         25th Avenue and East Columbia Street
·         22nd Avenue and East Madison Street
·         21st Avenue East and East John Street

Speed hump construction requires on-street parking restrictions for a minimum of two days and may include additional time for preparation. Construction notices will be delivered to impacted properties prior to work starting, and “no park” signs will be placed.

We anticipate all construction activities for Phase I to be complete by spring 2015. Phases 2 and 3 of the project (the south and north ends, respectively) are anticipated to begin implementation next summer and to be complete by winter 2015.

For more information on the project, and all the planned phases and improvements, please contact Maribel Cruz, Seattle Department of Transportation Communications at or visit the project website: .

For questions and concerns regarding construction, please feel free to contact me. Thank you!


Sandy Lam
Construction Communications Officer

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