The planning process for the SW Roxbury Street Road Safety Corridor Project is underway. SDOT and our community partners have held four feedback sessions to share our data and hear from the public about their experiences and observations on the corridor.
SDOT launched this project after receiving a request for a safety review from several area community councils including the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council, the Highland Park Action Committee, and the North Highline Unincorporated Council.
SDOT will continue working with the community to consider changes to these streets in an effort to bring down speeds and make the roadway safer for students, neighbors and all roadway users. We will be working closely with the business along the corridor and the unique neighborhoods that Roxbury serves. Together we will determine the specific nature and design elements to help foster a better environment along Roxbury. New safety measures to be considered through this project will likely include the following: signage improvements, arterial traffic calming, channelization changes, traffic signal modifications, pavement repair, and pedestrian and bicycle safety enhancements.
We will be moving forward with some improvements in the second quarter of 2014. Early work will include:
- Pavement repair on SW Roxbury Street between 25th Avenue SW and 27th Avenue SW
- Photo enforcement installation at Roxhill Elementary (at 30th Avenue SW) and Holy Family School (at 20th Avenue SW)
- Signage improvements near the transition from SW Roxbury Street to Olson Place SW
- New sidewalks and pedestrian facilities on 30th Avenue SW south of Roxbury (currently under construction)
Posted: March 7th, 2014 under SDOT.