Throughout the summer SDOT teams have been surveying the project area of the possible new neighborhood greenway in the vicinity of NW 53rd St (possible routes shown in map).
The surveying work was requested in June and recently occurred. According to SDOT, whether or not the project moves forward, this is standard practice so that we have accurate information about elevation, curb location, sidewalks, driveways, above-ground utilities and drainage.
The information gathered will be stored in the SDOT city data systems and will help to inform future transportation requests and projects.
Should the neighborhood greenway project move forward on NW 53rd St, the data gathered would be used to analyze things like how trucks can make turns within the right of way.
“I’d like to reiterate that before any decisions are made, we’ll talk with the community and representatives from adjacent properties,” says Dawn Schellenberg from SDOT.
From this point forward the SDOT Greenways team will continue to collect and review traffic data and requests locals to provide their input.
Locals can email their thoughts to Dawn at Dawn.Schellenberg@Seattle.gov.