West Seattle street-sign snag: Name, readable. Signal, not.

We’ve heard about this now from Karen and Lela (who sent the photo) — when the latest round of street-sign-replacing work started sweeping through West Seattle recently (as noted here), at least one sign wound up causing an unintended side effect — this one on the northwest corner of California/Edmunds in The Junction (map) is blocking the view of the pedestrian signal. We’re checking with SDOT to see if a fix is in the works (and to make sure it’s being reported via the proper SDOT number).

1:53 PM UPDATE: Heard back from Rick Sheridan at SDOT, who says: “Calling 684-ROAD is the best option for this type of issue or any other roadway related problem. But I will talk to the sign replacement team about the northwest corner of California/Edmunds and we will correct the issue.”

3:25 PM UPDATE: And as noted in comments – the visibility problem is being taken care of, with a crew on scene within the past hour. Karen, one of our original tipsters, sent this photo (thanks!):

9 Replies to "West Seattle street-sign snag: Name, readable. Signal, not."

  • RobertSeattle April 9, 2009 (12:12 pm)


  • WSratsinacage April 9, 2009 (1:11 pm)


  • MrJT April 9, 2009 (1:22 pm)

    SDOT, Sharp as a marble.

  • iSPY April 9, 2009 (2:47 pm)

    SDOT is on site and fixing the problem!!!

  • WSB April 9, 2009 (2:48 pm)

    Get a picture! We may not make it there in time!

  • miws April 9, 2009 (4:26 pm)

    Heh, I didn’t even notice that as I walked past on the east side of California a couple of days ago, and admiring all of the new signs!


    While I have to say it was kinda dumb for the crew to have not noticed that on the initial installation, I have to give kudos to the department for acting so fast on correcting it, instead of putting it in some kind of queue to be corrected at a much later date.



  • alki_2008 April 9, 2009 (7:49 pm)

    Looks like the walk/don’t walk signal is higher than most of the ones downtown…so maybe they just didn’t adjust the street signs higher to account for a higher walk/don’t walk signal. At least they fixed the problem quickly!

  • pattc April 9, 2009 (10:55 pm)

    Is there a number to call about the timing of the walk/don’t walk signs?
    Up in till last fall the rhythm of traffic and walk/don’t walk was really smooth. Now, one can wait through 3 cycles of traffic on the SE side of California/Edmunds before a walk sign comes up. grrrrrrrrrrrr.

  • WSB April 9, 2009 (11:10 pm)

    Same one – 684-ROAD.

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