Coming Soon to Aurora

Existing Southbound Bus Stop at N 84th St & Aurora Ave N

Existing southbound bus stop at N 84th St & Aurora Ave N

New configuration using former street space

New configuration using former street space

How do you improve a major transit stop with narrow sidewalks and limited space for facilities?  Answer: use the street.  That’s exactly what the Aurora Ave Bus Stop Pilot Project intends to do in an effort to improve the busy southbound transit stop at N 84th St and Aurora Avenue North.

Born from the Aurora Action Agenda, which aims to improve the neighborhood along Aurora, this project will partially close N 84th St and use the former street space to build a new and improved transit stop.  The new facility will expand the rider waiting area, boost bus stop capacity, and provide landscaping and lighting at this major transit transfer point and future Rapid Ride Station.   Pedestrian access will be improved by placing the new bus shelter outside of walking areas and by installing new curb ramps and repairing sidewalks.  The partial closure configuration will minimize impacts on local businesses and potentially calm traffic on the residential side street.

After extensive outreach efforts to business owners and residents, SDOT will break ground on this project the week of November 30th.   Construction is expected to last approximately two weeks.

For more information, please contact SDOT Project Manager Casey Hildreth by phone at 206-233-3780 or via email at casey.hildreth@seattle.gov.

Aurora Ave. Bus Stop Pilot Project - click to view larger version

Aurora Ave Bus Stop Pilot Project - click image to view larger version