2nd Ave Protected Bike Lane Extension Work Begins September 18

SDOT advises travelers that crews will start protected bike lane installation on 2nd Ave between Blanchard and Pike streets on Monday, September 18, as part of the 2nd Ave Mobility Improvements project. This project will upgrade traffic signals and extend the existing 2nd Ave protected bike lane from Pike St to Denny Way.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 18, and lasting approximately two weeks, travelers can expect:

  • 2nd Ave will be reduced to two travel lanes between Blanchard and Pike streets
  • Parking and loading zones will be restricted on the east side of 2nd Ave from Blanchard and Pike streets
  • People biking should merge with traffic
  • Noise, dust, and vibration near work zone
  • Parking will be restored as the work progresses

After the work is complete, 2nd Ave between Blanchard and Pike streets will have a new lane configuration (see existing and future images below):

  • 2nd Ave will have a new protected bike lane between Blanchard and Pike streets
  • 2nd Ave will have two through traffic lanes between Blanchard and Pike streets
  • Only southbound bicyclists will be allowed in the protected bike lane until traffic signal upgrades are completed later this year
  • Eastside parking lane/left turn lane will be relocated outside the protected bike lane in an existing through lane

We expect the protected bike lane from Denny Way to Blanchard St to be installed in October.

New lane configuration on 2nd Ave between Blanchard and Pike streets.

Please visit the project web page for more information:

www.seattle.gov/transportation/2ndave.htm.

SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.