UPDATE: Long-promised 35th/Barton left-turn lights installed

ORIGINAL FRIDAY REPORT: Thanks to Aaron for the photo! The long-promised left-turn signal lights are finally installed, though not yet activated, at 35th/Barton. They were promised when SDOT announced Phase 2 of the 35th SW Safety Project more than a year and a half ago. We will be checking Monday for the activation timeline.

SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: No need to check – just went through the intersection and the new turn lights are now working.

9 Replies to "UPDATE: Long-promised 35th/Barton left-turn lights installed"

  • Alki resident December 13, 2019 (7:36 pm)

    It’s a miracle.

  • Helpermonkey December 13, 2019 (8:05 pm)


  • sam-c December 13, 2019 (8:48 pm)

    Amazing! hope they turn it on soon!!!! I’ve seen so many (including 2 cars tonight)… turning left on  an ‘i turned red a long time ago’ lights.  So many close calls. Don’t know why the City of Seattle has a thing against protected left turns.  Maybe they can take a look at 26th / Roxbury next. At that intersection, you literally need to count to 15 before going (when YOUR light turns green), because there’s 3 cars running the red light…. because that’s the only way you can turn left from Roxbury…

    • Marianne December 14, 2019 (8:44 am)

      8th and Roxbury is similar.  I watched four cars (two either direction) run the red light at the same time.  I very cautiously cross Roxbury on 8th.  Most of the time I choose another route.

  • Caitlin December 13, 2019 (9:12 pm)

    I know I’m getting old when I yell “heck yeah!” at a local intersection post. But HECK YEAH!

    • Pelicans December 13, 2019 (9:37 pm)

      Caitlin, I’m with you – Booyah!

  • 1994 December 13, 2019 (10:55 pm)

    Finally an SDOT ‘improvement’ that should actually be an improvement/good investment!Unlike the very new giant sidewalk on South Cloverdale St and 5 th Ave S where they had to add 2 giant orange and white barricades 6 feet tall because the sidewalk looks like a road!

  • D-Mom December 13, 2019 (11:06 pm)

    Yay!!!!  Great news!  Now let’s please add them to Barton and 26th!

  • Sillygoose December 14, 2019 (6:55 am)

    It’s about time all intersections should have left turn arrows that aren’t green the same time as cross walk signals.So may dangerous intersections in West Seattle.

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