23rd Vision Zero work kicks off!

We’re enhancing safety and mobility on 23rd Ave E/24th Ave E, a key corridor connecting the University District and Capitol Hill. It’s part of our Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030.

 

Data shows that people driving northbound between Boyer Ave E and E John St average 39 MPH. The posted speed is 30 MPH. The chances of someone being fatally or seriously injured increase significantly when struck at 40 MPH versus 30 MPH.

 

To improve safety for people walking, biking, and driving this corridor, we are converting one northbound lane of 23rd/24th avenues E to a center turn lane, from E John St to Boyer Ave E. The change encourages speeds closer to 30 MPH.

Work kicks off this week with spray-painting the street to mark the new traffic layout; removing old markings; and laying permanent traffic lines. Next week crews  install signs and finish details.

 

Similar design changes in other parts of the City have resulted in reduced vehicle crashes, and more drivers following the posted speed limit.

 

 

What you can expect:

The will work will be done in two phases, over 2018 and 2019. The first phase happens this month.

Monday, August 20 – Thursday, August 23 | 7 AM – 10 PM

Friday, August 24 – Saturday, August 25 | 9 AM – 10 PM

Monday, August 27 – Friday, August 31 | 7 AM to 10 PM

Crews may be on site up to 1 hour before or after noted work times, for prep and wrap-up.

 

Closure(s):

  • Traffic reduced to 1 lane in each direction, NB and SB.
  • Occasional lane shifts around the work zone, as needed.

 

 

Contact us.

For more info about the 23rd Ave Corridor Improvements, visit our website, email us at 23rdAveCorridor@seattle.gov or call the project info line at 206.727.8857.

What’s Moving Seattle | Weekender + Mobility Tip

Summer’s in the Air!

This week marks the halfway point of Summer 2k18 (how did that happen so quickly!) and there’re events happening left and right, from block parties to parades and art fairs, oh my! So many ways to be outside! Scan this list below so you can plan your weekend travels accordingly.

 

Mobility Tip #1:

As part of and funded by the Alaskan Way Viaduct Parking Mitigation Program, the Downtown Seattle Association is offering a FREE WATERFRONT SHUTTLE service! The shuttles provide FREE rides between the Space Needle and Pioneer Square, with stops along the waterfront. Anyone can ride, now through October 1, 10 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week! Visit DowntownSeattleParking.com/shuttle for details.

 

 

Saturday, July 28:

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Alki Art Fair: Alki Beach summer festival celebrating art & music. 10 AM – 6 PM (music continues until 9 PM). About 9k attending.

SLU Saturday Market: Weekly market closes 9th Ave N between Denny Way and John St. 11 AM – 4 PM. About 3k attending.

Othello Block Party: Street fair celebrating the vibrant local music, visual arts and international community of South Seattle. The event will close 42nd Ave S between S Myrtle and S Othello streets. 12 – 9 PM. About 450 attending.

Freeway Park Fountain Festival: Blue grass, body art; kit painting; and water balloons all abound at this annual event, in Seneca Plaza on Seneca St, between 6th and 7th, downtown.

Seafair Torchlight Run: 5K and 8K run will start and finish on 4th Ave adjacent to Westlake Park. 6 – 7:30 PM.  About 18k attending.

Seafair Torchlight Parade: The 69th annual Torchlight Parade features entries from clowns and pirates to drill teams and equestrian units. The parade continues to highlight and celebrate communities from the greater Seattle’s diverse cultural landscape including Children’s Friendship Festival, Indigenouz PlaceMakerz, Sikhs of Washington and many more. The parade begins at the Seattle Center and continues down 4th Ave to S Washington St. 7:30 – 11 PM. About 250k attending.

 

Sunday, July 29:

Alki Art Fair: Alki Beach summer festival celebrating art & music. 10 AM – 6 PM. About 9k attending.

Pista sa Nayon: Annual Seward Park event that celebrates the heritage and traditions of the culture of the Philippines. 10 AM – 7 PM.  About 8k attending. Stop by and visit the SDOT table for safety swag, walking and biking maps, and more.

Seattle Sounders vs. New York City FC: 2 – 4 PM at CenturyLink Field. About 35k attending.

 

Construction & Maintenance

July 27 – 28: All lanes of SB I-5, between Stewart and Spring streets, will be closed overnight, 11:59 PM – 5 AM.

July 27 – 28: Mercer and Yale streets SB I-5 on-ramps will close overnight, 11:59 PM – 5 AM.

July 28: W Seattle Admiral Way ramp will be closed for safety-related maintenance, 7 AM – 4 PM.

July 28 – 29: WB I-90 will be fully closed from Island Crest Way in Mercer Island to I-5 in Seattle, 11 PM – 7 AM.

July 28 – 29: NB I-5 reduced to two lanes between SR 520 and NE 45th St, for Ship Canal Bridge Deck work 2 – 11 AM each day.

July 29: WB outside lane of Mercer closed for vegetation management, 7 AM – 3:30 PM.

July 29 – 30: WB I-90 will be fully closed from Island Crest Way in Mercer Island to I-5 in Seattle. 10:30 PM – 4:30 AM.

 

Next week preview.

July 30 – Aug 6: Admiral Way Bridge structural testing, 7 AM – 4 PM.

Aug 2 – 5: I-90 Seafair & Blue Angels closures, 12:15 – 2:45 PM Th; 12:55 – 2:45 PM Fri-Sa-Su.

 

 

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Admiral Way Bridge Testing | July 30 – Aug 6

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Next week the 1927 vintage Admiral Way Bridge, over West Seattle’s Fairmount Ravine, gets structural testing (no multiple choice or essay). 

 

What you can expect.

Single lane closures with brief full bridge closures on August 1 and August 4, to accommodate equipment and support staff. The work is divided into four phases.

 

Phase I – South bridge below deck equipment setup.

Monday, July 30 & Tuesday, July 31 (7 AM – 4 PM)

We will close the outer EB lane. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will not be restricted.

 

Phase IISouth bridge live load testing.

Wednesday, August 1 (7 AM – ~4 PM)

We fully close the bridge for multiple 5-minute time periods. When testing is complete, the outer EB lane will be closed for crews to remove sensors.

 

Phase IIINorth bridge below deck equipment setup.

Thursday, August 2 & Friday, August 3 (7 AM – 4 PM) 

We will close the outer WB lane. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will not be restricted.

 

Phase IVNorth bridge live load testing.

Saturday, August 4 (7 AM – 4 PM)

We fully close the bridge for multiple 5-minute time periods. When testing is complete, the outer WB lane will be closed for crews to remove sensors.

 

Monday, August 6 (TBD)

Crews may need to close travel lanes to wrap up testing.

 

About our Roadway Structures bridge team.

Our Roadway Structures bridge team inspects, maintains, and/or operates nearly 280 bridges in Seattle. That includes managing the safe weight capacity of bridges of bridges through analysis, field verification tests, and monitoring of instrumentation on deficient bridges.

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Contact us!

Learn more about the team on our website. Have a question or inquiry? Email: paul.jackson@seattle.gov or call us at 206.684.8325.

 

 

What’s moving Seattle | Weekender

Here’s a wrap of what’s moving Seattle this weekend!

Get ready, Seattle! The Capitol Hill Block Party and Bite of Seattle are happening this weekend. Add daily Mariner and Sounders games, a festival, a parade, and 5k runs and that number blows up to 100k people having fun outside. As you guessed it – this could cause some challenges on how you get around. So know before you go. Scan this!

 

Friday, July 20

Featured CHBP Image by The Drainage | http://bit.ly/2KZDbge

Bite of Seattle: Annual food festival at Seattle Center.  11 AM to 9 PM.  About 40k attending.

Capitol Hill Block Party: Annual, 3-day music festival and block party held each July in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The event will close E Pike St between Broadway and 12th avenues, and 10th and 11th avenues between E Union St and E Pine St. 3 PM to 11:59 PM. About 9k attending.

Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox: 7:10 to 10 PM at Safeco Field. About 36k attending.

UPDATED: Nighttime WB I-90 bridge closures planned for this weekend are now canceled. There are still WB I-90 closures planned for next weekend between Island Crest Way and I-5:

  • 11 PM Saturday, July 28 until 7 AM Sunday, July 29.
  • 10:30 PM Sunday, July 29 until 4:30 AM Monday, July 30.

 

Saturday, July 21

Featured image by Bite of Seattle | http://bit.ly/2ml6hI5

Zero Hour Seattle Youth Climate March: 9 AM rally at Garfield Community Center Playfield followed by 10:30 AM march to Judkins Park. About 2k attending.

Refuse to Abuse 5K: Fundraiser to benefit the Washington Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 5K will start on sidewalks outside Safeco Field and finish inside the ball field. 9 to 11 AM.  About 2k attending.

Dog Days of Summer 5K: 5K fun run in Magnuson Park to benefit Emerald City Pet Rescue. 9:30 to 11 AM. About 250 attending.

West Seattle Grand Parade: Annual Seafair sponsored parade on California Ave SW between SW Lander and SW Edmunds streets. 11 AM to 2 PM.  About 2.5k attending.

Bite of Seattle: Annual food festival at Seattle Center. 11 AM to 9 PM. About 40k attending.

Capitol Hill Block Party: Annual, 3-day music festival and block party held each July in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The event will close E Pike St between Broadway and 12th avenues, and 10th and 11th avenues between E Union and E Pine streets. 1 to 11:59 PM. About 9k attending.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: At CenturyLink Field.  1 to 3 PM.  About 40k attending.

Bon Odori Festival: Annual summer festival at Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple (1427 S. Main St). 4 to 10 PM. About 2.5k attending.

Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox: At Safeco Field. 7:10 to 10 PM. About 36k attending.

Construction: Crews will close 4th Ave from University to Union streets for crane work. 11 PM – 5 AM.

ConstructionCrews will close Republican St between Fairview and Minor aveenues N for duct bank installation. 9 AM – 7 PM.

 

Sunday, July 22

Featured image by Jameson Florence | http://bit.ly/2Lre1TN

Seafair Triathlon: Seattle’s only triathlon, taking place on the shores of Lake Washington at Seward Park. 6:30 AM to 1 PM. About 1.6k attending.

Bite of Seattle: Annual food festival at Seattle Center. 11 AM to 8 PM. About 40k attending.

St. James Cathedral Parish Picnic: Annual parish picnic will close Terry Ave between Columbia and Marion streets. 11:30 AM to 3 PM.  About 500 attending.

Wekfest: Car show at CenturyLink Field Event Center featuring over 350 pre-screened European, Japanese, and Domestic aftermarket builds. 1 to 6 PM. About 2k attending.

Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox: At Safeco Field. 1:10 to 4 PM. About 35k attending.

Capitol Hill Block Party: Annual 3-day music festival and block party held each July in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The event will close E Pike St between Broadway and 12th avenues, and 10th and 11th avenues between E Union and E Pine streets. 3 to 11 PM. About 9k attending.

Bon Odori Festival: Annual summer festival at Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple (1427 S. Main St). 3 to 8 PM. About 1.5k attending.

Chinatown Seafair Parade: Annual community parade hosted by The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Route will use S King and S. Weller streets between 8th and 5th avenues S. 7 to 9 PM. About 9k attending.

Admiral Way Ramp Closure: We’re closing the W Seattle Admiral Way ramp for vegetation maintenance. 7 AM to 4 PM. Follow posted detour signs. Buses will use lower Spokane Bridge for W Seattle routes.

Construction: Crews will close 4th Ave from University to Union streets for crane work. 11 PM – 5 AM.

Construction: Crews will close Republican St between Fairview and Minor avenues N for duct bank installation. 9 AM – 7 PM.

Construction: Crews will close Yesler Way between 4th and 6th avenues for crane work. 9 AM – 5 PM.

UPDATED: Nighttime WB I-90 bridge closures planned for this weekend are now canceled. There are still WB I-90 closures planned for next weekend between Island Crest Way and I-5:

  • 11 PM Saturday, July 28 until 7 AM Sunday, July 29.
  • 10:30 PM Sunday, July 29 until 4:30 AM Monday, July 30.

 

Next week preview.

July 24 – 25: Seattle Mariners vs San Francisco Giants at Safeco Field.
July 28: Seafair Torchlight Parade, Seattle Center to SODO via 4th Ave. 7:30 – 11 PM.
July 28 – 29: WB I-90 will be fully closed from Island Crest Way in Mercer Island to I-5 in Seattle. 11 PM – 7 AM.
July 29 – 30: WB I-90 will be fully closed from Island Crest Way in Mercer Island to I-5 in Seattle. 10:30 PM – 4:30 AM.

 

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Columbia St paving & striping this week.

Street work on Columbia St.

The Columbia St 2-way Transit Corridor Project will complete its last segment of paving work on Columbia St between 1st and 2nd Avenues this Thursday. We’ll return to the project site this Saturday to complete striping work on Columbia St between 1st and 3rd Avenues. Both will require temporary lane restrictions.

 

What you can expect.

 

Thursday, July 19 (9 AM – 12 PM)

Columbia St between 1st and 2nd Avenues reduced to a single lane.

 

Saturday, July 21 (7 AM – 4 PM)

Columbia St from 1st to 3rd Avenues reduced to a single lane.

 

About the project.

Today, Columbia St is a 1-way street heading westbound that connects to a viaduct on-ramp at 3rd Ave. Our project – the Columbia St 2-way Transit Corridor – will rebuild the segment between 1st Ave and 3rd Ave. The segment between 3rd Ave and Alaskan Way will be rebuilt and converted to 2-way operations as part of the Waterfront Seattle project. Once done, there will be a new cement street that can handle the higher weight of buses and an eastbound lane for transit and local access to move thousands of people a day into downtown Seattle on our new, post-viaduct transit pathway.

 

Contact us!

Learn more about this project. Visit our website for details. Have a question or inquiry? Email: columbia@seattle.gov or call us at 206.316.2545.