Work is underway to upgrade the traffic signals at the intersection of 15th Ave NW & NW Leary.
As part of the Seattle Department of Transportation’s city-wide Intelligent Transportation System Program, the changes made “will enhance traffic flow and responsiveness to roadway conditions,” Peg Neilsen of SDOT writes in a press release. To get more specifics into what changes are being made we contacted SDOT. “The improvements now being made at 15th Avenue NW and Leary include video detection to regulate the traffic signals (more accurate than loop detection), new traffic signal heads, new sidewalk ramps, new traffic control cabinet with larger capacity, closed-circuit television camera (“CCTV” camera through which SDOT and the public can view traffic) and pedestrian push buttons. Although we are installing the equipment now, it won’t be on line and operating until later this year,” Marybeth Turner tells us. Work on this intersection is expected to last until February 19th. Down the road, several more intersections along the 15th Ave corridor will get these upgrades.