Walk, run, ride, roll along Harbor Avenue? Curb-ramp work soon

March 26, 2014 at 12:01 pm | In Transportation, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

You might have noticed preparation for this work – and now we have details: SDOT is putting in curb ramps at two spots on Harbor Avenue SW:

Starting the week of March 31, Seattle Department of Transportation crews will be installing curb ramps at two locations with marked crosswalks on the Alki Trail in West Seattle. The curb ramps will improve safety and accessibility for everyone using these crosswalks.

One of the crosswalks is located at Harbor Avenue Southwest and California Way Southwest. The other is a midblock crosswalk on Harbor Avenue Southwest near the Don Armeni Boat Ramp. The crews expect to complete the work by the middle of April.

The city’s announcement continues ahead:

During construction, the sidewalk and trail may be closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic at these two locations. Planned detour routes will be in effect, and will require trail and sidewalk users to exit the trail prior to the work zone, and then re-enter at the opposite side of the construction site. Bicycle traffic may need to dismount and walk their bike through construction areas. Signs will be in place to mark the designated detour route so pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles can safely move around the construction zone.

This project is part of SDOT’s ADA Spot Improvement program to upgrade sidewalks and crosswalks to Americans with Disability Act standards. Funding is provided by the Bridging the Gap transportation levy. For more information, please contact Brian Dougherty at 206-684-5124 or email brian.dougherty@seattle.gov

2 Comments

  1. Glad to hear this. But pedestrians beware during the construction process. I was almost hit crossing in the crosswalk by California and Harbor Ave as construction vehicles and crew blocked the view of the drivers of oncoming cars. None of the drivers slowed at this point which is a known crosswalk. So please look both ways!!

    Comment by DD — 4:23 pm March 26, 2014 #

  2. The crosswalk adjacent to the bus stop (at Seacrest) for the Water Taxi is where attention needs to be given. Last year the bus stop was extended, long enough to safely park several buses, and when a bus is stopped a pedestrian can not see on coming traffic, precisely when the crosswalk is most often used. In this case, DOT seems to have lost sight of the purpose of this sidewalks.

    Comment by Kaly — 7:23 am March 29, 2014 #

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