Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SDOT Holding Public Meeting Tonight To Present Four Possible Roadway Changes To NE 75th Street

Tonight the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is holding a community meeting to present four proposed roadway design changes to NE 75th Street "developed by SDOT and area residents, which are intended to reduce speeds and improve safety for students, neighbors, and all who travel the corridor. 

Tonight's meetings, as well as another tomorrow, have been set up to review the proposals and gather public input:
  • Wednesday, 7-9pm, Wedgwood Presbyterian Church (8008 35th Avenue NE) in the Fellowship Hall
  • Thursday, 1-3pm, Messiah Lutheran Church (7050 35th Avenue NE) in the Fellowship Hall

The SDOT website says:

The proposals for NE 75th Street between 15th Avenue NE and 35th Avenue NE can be viewed by clicking here.

Additional near-term improvements include:
  • Photo enforcement cameras for the Eckstein school zone on NE 75th Street
  • Traffic calming on the non-arterial streets near Eckstein (SDOT will work with residents before installation of traffic calming devices such as speed bumps)
  • New crosswalk at 28th Avenue NE and NE 75th Street
  • New pedestrian countdown signals at several intersections
  • Crossing improvements at 9th Avenue NE and NE 75th Street (near the entrance to southbound Interstate 5)
  • Spot parking restrictions throughout the area to improve sight lines

Longer-term improvements, which require more time for design, outreach, and implementation, include:

  • Channelization improvements on Banner Way/NE 75th Street between NE 80th Street and 15th Avenue NE
  • New left turn pockets on 35th Avenue NE at NE 75th Street
  • Bicycle facilities on NE 75th Street east of 35th Avenue NE connecting to the newly completed Neighborhood Greenway on 39th Avenue NE
For more information go here

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