Work at 25th and Cherry to restrict street access next week

The Seattle Department of Transportation is installing a rectangular rapid flashing beacon at the intersection of 25th Avenue and East Cherry Street as part of the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway Project. In order to complete this work, access to 25th Avenue will be temporarily restricted around the clock from 7 a.m. Monday, June 1, until 5 p.m. Friday, June 5.

During this time, the south side of the intersection of East Cherry Street and 25th Avenue will be closed for pole installation.  Drivers on East Cherry Street may not turn south onto 25th Avenue and will be detoured to southbound 26th Avenue, then to East Jefferson Street to return to 25th Avenue.

During Phase 1 of the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway, work will be occurring between East John Street and South Jackson Street on residential streets parallel to 23rd Avenue, including stretches of 25th and 22nd avenues, and 21st Avenue East. In addition to rapid flashing beacons, elements include curb ramps, bicycle pavement markings on the route, stop signs on streets crossing the greenway, and approximately one speed hump per block. An enhanced pedestrian signal will be installed at 22nd Avenue and East Union Street later this summer. These signals will be activated when Phase 1 is complete at the end of July.

SDOT expects all phases of the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway Project to be complete by the end of the year, extending the route from East Roanoke Street to Rainier Avenue South on residential streets parallel to 23rd Avenue.

Neighborhood greenways are residential streets made safer and more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities to walk and ride bikes. Greenways can provide access to schools, trails, parks, transit, and neighborhood businesses. For more information, please see the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway project web page and a map of Seattle’s completed and planned neighborhood greenways.