Monday, July 30, 2012

Work Begins This Week On Sand Point Way In Front Of Hartmann Building

Work begins this week for the next month to improve the frontage of the Hartman Building, where Sand Point Pediatrics is located, along Sand Point Way NE, according to the Hospital Construction Blog.

The project will include:
  • building a new sidewalk
  • curbs and gutters
  • replacing existing landscaping
  • constructing a new retaining wall
This is the first round of improvements along this stretch of Sand Point Way NE as part of the Livable Streets Initiative.

Later this year a new traffic signal will be installed as well as a redesigned intersection at 40th Avenue NE and Sand Point Way NE near the Wells Fargo Bank. The intersection will include a new Sand Point Way pedestrian crossing to improve access and safety in the area.

The new signal will  incorporate a video detection system that will lengthen the duration of the crossing signal if people are slow to clear the intersection and shorten the duration if they clear quickly, thus allowing traffic to move sooner.

Also in the works is a two-way cycle track with separate paths for bikes and pedestrians along the hospital  frontage with Sand Point Way NE.

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