Seattle’s construction boom is showing no signs of slowing down – but neither is our team of Access Seattle construction Hub coordinators! Every day, our Hub inspectors head out to construction sites all around the city to make sure that pedestrian, cyclist, and driver mobility is maintained, even in areas of the densest construction. For example, last week our inspectors found that a key pedestrian reroute along the waterfront was being blocked by fencing associated with a nearby construction project. Our team of inspectors worked with the contractor to quickly reopen the pedestrian pathway and, almost immediately, people resumed travel along this path that links popular areas of the waterfront.
Earlier this week, our inspectors also worked with a contractor in the South Lake Union neighborhood to improve conditions for pedestrians around their construction site. In particular, the Hub team worked to improve ADA accessibility by coordinating the installation of a cane-detectable kickboard along the scaffolding abutting the sidewalk, as well as the pouring of a concrete pad to make the sidewalk’s edge continuous.
If you live in one of our current construction Hub districts—Downtown, South Lake Union, Pioneer Square, or Capitol Hill—and you have a question about construction impacts, please email the team SDOTConstructionHub@seattle.gov.