SDOT crews have started construction to install a curb ramp, pedestrian crossing and pedestrian island at the south entrance of Shilshole Bay Marina (along Seaview Ave NW). Construction is set to take up to seven days, over a period of two weeks total.
According to SDOT, the improvements will make it safer and easier for people using wheelchairs and other wheeled devices to cross the street. Check out the before and after plans below:
Building the improvements is set to require a temporary, up to two week closure of the Burke Gilman Trail to repair the trail asphalt and provide a smooth connection to the new curb ramp. If it is necessary SDOT crews will install a temporary curb ramp at both entrances to the detour route to ensure cyclists, pedestrians and others using wheeled devices can access the detour route.
Locals should expect the following during the construction period:
- Typical weekday work hours, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- 7 construction days; up to 2 weeks total
- Short-term sidewalk detours and parking restrictions
- Noise, dust and vibration associated with concrete removal and paving
- Removal of items in the public right of way
Drivers and pedestrians should expect delays when nearby the construction area.