47th/Admiral/Waite signal & crosswalks: Celebration next week

(June photo by Dave Brewer)
SDOT has announced a “short completion celebration” one week from tonight – 6:30 pm Tuesday, July 14th – for the traffic signal and crosswalks installed at 47th/Admiral/Waite. City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen and SDOT director Scott Kubly will join the Admiral Neighborhood Association on the southwest corner of the intersection, by Alki Mail and Dispatch. The announcement from SDOT also includes the final update on the project itself:

Power was wired to the signal equipment last week and this week, crews are:

· Removing the existing flashing beacon and old stop signs

· Installing new signage, including “No parking” and “No right turn on red”

· Testing and activating the signals (during signal activation, a uniformed police officer will be on site to direct traffic during this work)

Thank you for your patience during construction.

It’s been four months since work began – as predicted in SDOT’s pre-construction announcement – and a little over two years since the City Council overruled then-Mayor Mike McGinn and proposed full funding for the signal.

6 Replies to "47th/Admiral/Waite signal & crosswalks: Celebration next week"

  • Reed Nicholson July 7, 2015 (9:53 pm)

    Well, that’s great. But four months? To put up some lights at an intersection? What will happen after the big one hits? What chance do we have of rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure before it all rots away? None at all, I’m afraid. Sigh.

  • dsa July 7, 2015 (10:15 pm)

    Don’t they still have to cut in the inductive loop detectors to trigger the signals? It can’t be tested until those are hooked up.

  • Jay July 8, 2015 (10:49 am)

    It’s a crosswalk, Reed, not a sign of the End Times. What else do you spend your time worrying about?

    “It’s nice that my Subway Sub-Club Card is one stamp away from that free sub, but it’s only redeemable at participating locations? What happens when Earth is swallowed up by the ever expanding Sun? Will the fiery all consuming death that awaits us all differentiate between participants and non-participants?”

  • DaveB July 8, 2015 (11:43 am)

    dsa: The detectors were added already, on both 47th and on Waite.

  • jj July 8, 2015 (2:22 pm)

    nice one Jay :)

  • dsa July 8, 2015 (8:58 pm)

    Thanks Dave, I glanced on the north side of 47th and only saw broken pavement. So I must have missed them.

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