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Signals, lots of bright shiny signals!

Have you noticed the pedestrian countdown signals that have been installed at more than 184 intersections around the city? These signals are part of the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation Ped Countdown Signal RESIZEDinitiative that has been working to make needed improvements and upgrades to Seattle’s aging infrastructure.

Since 2007 and thanks to BTG, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has been working hard to make signal improvements, evaluate and install new signals and install the pedestrian countdown signals at intersections across the city. Over the past six years, more than 386 locations have been evaluated for new signals with 25 new signals installed; more than 30 left turn signals have been improved and all of SDOT’s traffic signals receive preventative maintenance work annually. This is all in addition to the 184 intersections that have received the new pedestrian countdown signals.

Keeping Seattle’s signals working and functioning properly helps keep traffic flowing safely and efficiently. For more information on BTG and its programs please visit the web page.