June 1 – 2, 2019: Paving the intersection of Beacon Ave S and S Columbian Way

 

We are working to repave S Columbian Way and S Alaska St between Beacon Ave S and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. As part of the repaving, we will be taking off the old top layer of the road, placing new asphalt and repainting the lane lines. In addition to repaving, we will also be putting in a new protected bike lane along S Columbian Way and S Alaska St between Beacon Ave S and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Our goal is to improve the safety, accessibility, and comfort for all users. From June 1 to 2, 2019, we’ll be paving the intersection of Beacon Ave S and S Columbian Way. This work is weather dependent and subject to change.

 

Here’s what you can expect:

 

SCHEDULE

 

  • Work is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st to Sunday, June 2nd from 6 AM to 5 PM

 

CLOSURE | DETOUR

 

  • During this work, Beacon Ave S will be closed either on the east or west side of the intersection

 

 

  • For the closure of travel lanes on the east side of Beacon Ave S:

 

    • Right-turn lane closure from Beacon Ave S southbound to S Columbian Way westbound. People driving will be able to turn right from Beacon Ave S onto S Columbian Way westbound but will be rerouted to make a right turn around the traffic island
    • People driving east and west on S Columbian Way will be rerouted onto 24th Ave S, S Ferdinand St, and Columbia Dr S. This detour will be signed

 

 

  • For the closure of travel lanes on the west side of Beacon Ave S:

 

    • One lane of traffic in each direction will be open and consolidated on the east side of Beacon Ave S, between S Ferdinand St and S Alaska St/Cheasty Blvd S
    • Crosswalks on the west side of the intersection will be closed. Temporary crosswalks will be in place. Please follow pedestrian detour signs
    • People driving west on S Columbian Way will be rerouted onto 24th Ave S, S Ferdinand St, and Columbia Dr S. This detour will be signed

Metro buses will be detoured during this work, please visit kingcounty.gov/metro/alerts to learn more

 

NOISE

  • Expect loud noise, dust, and vibrations while crews are working

 

 

Project outcome:

 

  • Repaving S Columbian Way / S Alaska St between Beacon Ave S and Martin Luther King Jr Way S
  • Installing new protected bike lanes along S Columbian Way / S Alaska St
  • Installing or upgrading curb ramps to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Replacing traffic detection loops that control the signals
  • Repairing and replacing some sections of sidewalk in the project area
  • Building a pedestrian refuge island at the intersection of S Alaska St and S Alaska Pl
  • Removing some on-street parking, including planting strips that may be currently used for parking
  • Removing the center turn-lane in segments of the corridor

 

Want more information

For more information on this project, please visit our project page. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at ColumbianAlaska@seattle.gov, or 206-256-5112.  We appreciate your patience during this work.

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