Access Seattle fixes unpermitted sidewalk blockage!

People walking along a sidewalk on the west side of E Union Street, near 24th Avenue, had to make an abrupt stop today when they saw this:

West side of E Union Street between 25th and 24th avenues – morning of February 27, 2015

Some concerned folks Tweeted our City Traffic Engineer, who immediately alerted our Street Use Division. Right then Permit Services gave the contractor a notice to “open the sidewalk immediately,” while inpectors were dispatched to confirm that the unsafe and unpermitted condition was rectified. In less than three hours the E Union Street walkway up the hill toward 24th Avenue was open…

West side of E Union Street at 24th Avenue – afternoon of February 27, 2015

Seattle Department of Transportation inspectors, permit reviewers and Construction Hub site coordinators are all working to keep Seattle mobile. It’s our Access Seattle initiative and we thank you for being a part of it!