North Beacon Hill Neighbors: Thank you for your patience during construction!

Beacon Ave South new sidewalk

Beacon Ave South new sidewalk

SDOT is excited to announce that the project to build a new sidewalk on Beacon Avenue S between 14th Avenue S and S Holgate Street is nearly complete! Over the past three months, SDOT has been building pedestrian and roadway safety improvements in the North Beacon Hill neighborhood as part of the North Beacon Safety Connections Project.

A key part of this project is the new sidewalk on the northeast side of Beacon Avenue S, which helps improve the pedestrian connection between Beacon Hill and SODO. The work included building a new, continuous sidewalk, curb ramps and an uphill bike lane that connects the Mountains to Sound Trail to the North Beacon Hill business district.

Beacon Avenue South new stairway

Beacon Avenue South new stairway

In addition, we formally closed 13th Avenue S at Beacon Avenue S and built a new stairway. Until recently, 13th Avenue S was closed at Beacon Avenue S by way of barricades but with the completion of this project, 13th Avenue S is now a dead end street with sidewalks and space for landscaping. Several components remain to be completed in the next few weeks, including landscaping, roadway markings and handrails for the new stairway.

The North Beacon Safety Connections Project also includes work that is underway at Beacon Avenue S and 14th Avenue S as well as at S College Street and 14th Avenue S to construct additional pedestrian safety improvements. The remainder of this project is expected to be complete in mid-February. To learn more, visit the project webpage at www.seattle.gov/transportation/BeaconSafetyConnections.htm.

We would like to thank the community for their patience as we worked to complete this project and help make it safer and easier for kids, neighbors and families to walk and bike in your neighborhood.