Starting this Saturday, June 1, people driving westbound on S Dearborn St will no longer be able to continue across or onto Rainier Ave S. This change will help decrease delays on Rainier Ave S and reduce cut-through traffic in the Jackson Place neighborhood. It also provides a better connection for people biking to and from the I-90 trail.
Why add a traffic diverter?
The intersection of S Dearborn St and Rainier Ave S, considered one of the busiest in the city, will undergo a series of improvements as part of the project. To accommodate the width of the new protected bike lanes and allow longer green cycles for everyone traveling through the intersection, we are adding a traffic diverter to prevent people from driving westbound from S Dearborn St onto Rainier Ave S. This will decrease delays for people driving and taking transit on Rainier Ave S and help reduce the number of drivers cutting through the Jackson Place neighborhood. Check out our webpage for more details.
For more information, please visit the project webpage. You can contact the project team at (206) 529-4295 or DearbornPaving@Seattle.gov.