As noted here yesterday, Metro and SDOT worked together to make some changes lessening the Pigeon Point effects of the up-to-six-weeks closure of 23rd/22nd. Today, SDOT has sent an official news release summarizing the changes – read on:
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) worked with residents in the Pigeon Point neighborhood and with Metro Transit this week to find ways to reduce impacts of the construction-related closure of 23rd Avenue SW:
* Improved signage on Delridge Way SW to direct traffic to use SW Orchard Street to get to the South Seattle Community College.
* Directed construction trucks to use the Orchard Street detour route.
* Added a stop sign at SW Andover and 21st Avenue SW to enable Metro Transit to alter its detour route. (This adjustment did not result in a change of detour bus stops.)
* Removed turn restrictions at the intersection of 23rd Avenue SW and 22nd Avenue SW.
* Removed parking restrictions on 23rd Avenue SW between 22nd Avenue SW and SW Hudson Street.
* Removed many of the parking restrictions from one side of 20st Avenue SW due to the altered bus route.
* Provided parking accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
The contractor has not yet closed 23rd Avenue SW to pedestrian traffic, but as work continues this may be necessary.
The street closure of up to six weeks is required to allow a private contractor to extend the storm water and sewer mains to provide service to new homes.
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