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Improvements on 2nd Ave are Underway

Work to improve 2nd Ave for people walking, biking, and driving has begun – this includes upgrading traffic signals and extending the 2-way protected bike lane along 2nd Ave from Pike St to Denny Way!

2nd Ave Improvements

  • Three new signals and crossings at Clay, Cedar, and Vine streets along with new landscaping and lighting will improve walkability.
  • For those who are biking, a bike lane extension on 2nd Ave will create a direct, intuitive north/south route through downtown.
  • Drivers can anticipate more separation between modes through individual signal phases and signal timing improvements, which will move people more efficiently.

2nd and University

What will construction be like?

Preparing to replace traffic signals (and add new ones at Clay, Cedar, and Vine) will come first, which will include trenching up side streets to connect the signals to the electrical grid. Next, crews will remove curb bulbs and install the new protected bike lane. 2nd ave 3-10-17We want to keep you up to date!

SDOT is committed to keeping you informed in a variety of ways, including:

  • Project mailing
  • Updating the project webpage
  • Dropping off flyers at businesses and residential buildings
  • Posting signs at the construction work zone
  • Sending out traffic advisories
  • Presenting at community group meetings
  • Responding promptly to emails and phone calls about construction (email 2ndAve@seattle.govor call 206-905-3639)
  • And sending regular email updates to this list – Click this link to sign up for email updates

We expect to open the new protected bike lane this fall. Check out the 2nd Ave Mobility Improvements page to learn more.