10/22/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/22/2021 10:34
Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle Bridge, which affected West Seattle and the nearby Duwamish Valley communities in many, varied ways. Through Reconnect West Seattle, we have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before the bridge closure and, at the same time, reduce the impact of increased detour traffic in the Duwamish Valley neighborhoods like South Park, Georgetown, and Highland 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 advance Reconnect West Seattle and what you can expect next.
You can find the report here. We recommend you take a look at:
So far, we've completed 50 of 70 Reconnect West Seattle projects, with more slated to be completed by the end of 2021. We're currently in the planning and design phase for 10 new projects that will be completed in 2022.
Over the past three months, we made improvements in various areas through restriping crosswalks, improving signal timing, restriping lanes, and making traveling by bike easier. bike lanes. In our Home Zone neighborhoods of Georgetown, South Park, and Highland Park, we installed multiple painted curb bulbs to calm traffic and shorten crossing distances in these areas.
Over the next few weeks, we will continue construction of the Duwamish Longhouse crossing signal for people walking and biking. We will also continue with South Park, Highland Park, and Georgetown Home Zone projects, which includes planting over 100 trees in each neighborhood!
Read our other quarterly Reconnect West Seattle Reports:
Keep up to speed on Reconnect West Seattle projects in your neighborhood: