It was a dark and stormy night…

Do you find it frustrating when you’re in a new neighborhood and can’t locate the street you are looking for?  Well, thanks to the Bridging the Gap (BTG) initiative new street, name signs will be installed at all 12,300 intersections in the city by 2012.  The St Name Signs_ Ballard RESIZEDSeattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews have installed these signs at 67% of intersections across the city and are on track to meet their goal. 

SDOT crews have not only been busy installing street name signs, but they have been replacing many of the regulatory signs across the city.  These include stop signs, speed limit signs, yield signs and crossing signs.  More than 41,000 regulatory signs were replaced over the first six years of the levy. 

In 2013, SDOT has added a new deliverable to its signage group and will be replacing overhead directional signs at five Regulatory sign 2013 RESIZEDintersections.  Crews will also install street name signs at 1,575 intersections and will replace 2,000 regulatory signs.  All these new signs make it easier for everyone to navigate the city – especially the new street name signs – something we are all very thankful for!

As noted in previous blog posts, various street name signs – named and numbered – are available through the City of Seattle Fleets and Facilities surplus warehouse.   They have posted an updated list of available signs which range in price from $5 – 15.  Please see details and contact the warehouse directly if you are interested in purchasing a sign. 

 Please visit the Bridging the Gap web page for additional information about the initiative.