Improving the Pedestrian Path in Magnolia

Construction in progress on W McGraw

Construction in progress on W McGraw

SDOT has been improving the pedestrian experience in the Magnolia neighborhood. Last year, the north side of the 3200 block of West McGraw was largely repaired. This year, the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce was awarded Neighborhood Street Funds (NSF) to continue repairing the sidewalk across the street. This project was also a part of the Sidewalk Safety Repair Program.

Local businesses have been very supportive and patient while the work has been underway and they have expressed their appreciation for these improvements. The Chamber has secured additional NSF funding for more sidewalk work in 2010 that will aid in repairing the south side of the 3400 block of West McGraw.

Crews finishing construction

Crews finishing construction

The NSF program is available for maintenance related projects identified and prioritized by community groups and their district councils. Applications are available through the Department of Neighborhoods in early spring for construction project s beginning the following year. This is an excellent resource for neighborhoods and has helped restore sidewalks in Queen Anne, Greenwood, Ballard, and Madison Park over the past few years.

Newly repaired sidewalk

Newly repaired sidewalk