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Open House: West Thomas Street Pedestrian & Bicycle Overpass

Construction starts next month to build the new West Thomas Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass and you can learn all about it tonight at a pre-construction Open House:

Date:   May 26 – TONIGHT!
Time:   5 to 7 p.m.
Location:    Homewood Suites, Elliott Bay Room 
206 Western Avenue West
                    Seattle, WA 98119
Parking:  Complimentary parking underneath the Homewood Suites building is available by checking in at the front desk and obtaining a key card to enter the secure parking garage.

At tonight’s Open House SDOT project staff will be available at information tables to describe design and construction details, and answer questions.  The project will  improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists and provide them with direct access from the lower Queen Anne community to Myrtle Edwards Park.

See you there!!

Aerial photo of area where new overpass will be constructed

The overpass will be a new structure over Elliott Avenue West and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks to Myrtle Edwards Park .  It will also connect a future pedestrian route, the Lake Bay Loop, from South Lake Union and the Seattle Center (where bikes can be walked through the campus), with the bicycle trail in Myrtle Edwards Park. The $10 million project is funded by Park Levy I and II, grant funds from the Puget Sound Regional Council and King County and private donations.