Pedestrian safety improvements near completion on W. Harrison Street at First Ave. W. and Second Ave. W.

Crews working for the Seattle Department of Transportation plan to complete utility work and roadway striping for the pedestrian safety improvement project on West Harrison Street on Friday, Oct. 2 and Monday, Oct. 5, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., if the weather is favorable.

Travelers can expect the following construction impacts:

  • Intermittent daytime lane restrictions on West Harrison Street between Queen Anne Avenue North and Third Avenue West. A traffic flagger will maintain two-way traffic.
  • Short-term closures at the intersections of First Avenue West and Second Avenue West at West Harrison Street throughout project work hours. Please follow detour signage around closed intersections.

SDOT encourages southbound traffic to use Queen Anne Avenue North and northbound traffic to use Third Avenue West. People walking and riding bikes will be routed around the closure. Please follow detour signage.

The pedestrian safety improvements where First Avenue West and Second Avenue West intersect West Harrison Street include construction of new curb extensions to shorten the length of pedestrian crossings and improve visibility between pedestrians and motorists, and upgrades to curb ramps to comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Crews will return in the coming weeks for a final concrete pour and then will reopen the sidewalk.

This project is funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation levy, through the Neighborhood Street Fund Program.

If you have questions or concerns during construction, please contact the project team at or 206-733-9361, or visit the project website: You can also sign up for project updates via email here.