As most South Lake Union residents are probably aware, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is completing their utility work on Dexter Ave N for the north portal of the SR 99 tunnel. During the Sept. 2 SLU Community Council meeting Kyle Rowe of SDOT presented its proposed work to leverage restoration work along this corridor with the aim of making Dexter Avenue North safer for its users.
After analyzing the traffic data, SDOT is proposing to rechannelize the street from four lanes to three, with a center two-way left turn lane and right turn pockets. Additionally, the bicycle facility will be next to the curb, buffered from moving traffic by the parking lane.
If you would like more information about the project, or would like to email your comments, please visit the project website here: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/dexter.htm
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