Our quarterly update on Reconnect West Seattle!

Infographic which reads: 1.	Finalized Home Zone plans in South Park, Georgetown, and Highland Park and started construction 
2.	Planted 40 new trees in South Park 
3.	Completed clearing the Duwamish Trail in South Park 
4.	Installed five speed radar signs in Georgetown 
5.	Transit signal priority at SW Alaska St and Fauntleroy Way SW
6.	Installed speed humps in South Park and Georgetown, and new speed humps & cushions on SW Henderson St in Highland Park 
7.	Repaved SW Henderson St & 9th Ave SW, 1st Ave S between S Cloverdale St & S Kenyon St, and along railroad tracks on West Marginal Way SW & SW Idaho St 
8.	Restriped Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) to widen lanes and better accommodate buses and trucks 
9.	Installed new raised pavement markers at Sylvan Way SW & SW Sylvan Heights Drive 
10.	Revised signal timing at 35th Ave SW & SW Barton St, Delridge Way SW & SW Oregon St, and Delridge Way & SW Andover St
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Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, which dramatically impacted West Seattle and the nearby Duwamish Valley communities.  

Through Reconnect West Seattle, we have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before the high bridge closure. At the same time, we want to reduce the impact of detour traffic in the Duwamish Valley neighborhoods like Highland Park and South Park.    

Each quarter (January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-November), we’re sharing a mini-report focusing on what we’ve done recently to help Reconnect West Seattle and what you can expect next. 

Here’s that report! We recommend you take a look at: 

  • Page 6: Recent work completed 
  • Page 7: Upcoming work 
  • Page 9: What’s ahead 
  • Page 10-14: How we’re tracking towards our goals 
  • Appendices: List of each project and its status 
    • Note: Within the Appendices, the neighborhood-wide Home Zone projects are not shown as “complete” until all individual improvements within the Home Zones are complete. Hence, these projects are listed as in “design” even though some individual improvements have already been made, as described in this blog. 

Some highlights: Over the past few months, our focus has been on the Home Zone projects in South Park, Georgetown, and Highland Park. 

Home Zone walk with community members in Georgetown. Photo Credit: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
Home Zone walk with community members in Georgetown. Photo Credit: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

In March, we we finalized Home Zone Plans in partnership with the community and started construction.  Through the Home Zone Program, we develop traffic calming measures like  speed humps and cushions, crossing improvements for people walking or biking, and new walkways by centering the voices of the communities. In partnership with you and your neighbors, we implement changes to make streets safer and more accessible through this program. Construction of most of the Home Zone improvements in these neighborhoods will happen in 2021, and some work will continue into 2022. 

We’ve also focused on a number of projects in South Park, including paving (also in Highland Park!), building new speed humps, tree planting in partnership with the Duwamish Youth Corps, and clearing the Duwamish Trail.  

Keep up to speed on Reconnect West Seattle projects in your neighborhood: