(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.