New crosswalk coming to NE Pacific Street
SEATTLE–Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will install a new, marked crosswalk and new curb ramps at the intersection of Northeast Pacific Street and Latona Avenue Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday, May 8 and 9, to provide improved access to the Burke-Gilman Trail.
The new, marked crosswalk will indicate the preferred crossing location for pedestrians on Northeast Pacific Street. The new curb ramps will improve access for people with mobility challenges. A wider curb ramp on the southwest corner of the intersection will also improve access for bicyclists.
The community requested this project through the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund, a city-administered program that works with communities to prioritize and build neighborhood projects.
- Wednesday: SDOT crews will install a 12-foot wide ramp on the southwest corner of the intersection. Cyclists will dismount and walk their bikes near the work zone. Latona Avenue Northeast will be closed to southbound vehicular traffic between Northeast Pacific Street and Northeast Northlake Way continuing into the evening until this work is completed.
- Thursday: crews will install new curb ramps on the northwest corner. Traffic on Northeast Pacific Street will be restricted to one lane shared by both directions of traffic with the assistance of traffic flaggers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.