Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge in March of 2020, which dramatically impacted West Seattle and nearby Duwamish Valley communities. 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 impacts of increased detour traffic in the Duwamish Valley neighborhoods. Reconnect West Seattle Home Zones focuses on pedestrian and safety improvements in the neighborhoods of 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 the Reconnect West Seattle goals, as well as a preview of what you can expect to see next.
Quarterly report contents (Quarter 1, 2022)
We recommend you take a look at these sections of our latest quarterly report (Q1, 2022):
- Page 5-7: Work recently completed
- Page 11-13: Preview of upcoming projects
- Page 15-19: Tracking our goals
- Page 21-36: List of projects and their current status
- Please note: Within the appendix, the neighborhood-wide Home Zone projects are not shown as “complete” until all individual improvements within the Home Zones are complete. That means these projects are still listed as “in construction” at this time.
So far, we’ve completed 56 of the total 70 Reconnect West Seattle projects. We’re currently in the construction phase of 11 new projects, and the planning and design phase for three projects.
Over the past three months, we made improvements in various areas including installing a new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon at 16th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St, completing sidewalk repairs on S Hardy St, completing accessible curb ramps on S Albro Pl and S Eddy St, and installing the final speed cushions.
In our Home Zone neighborhoods of South Park, Georgetown, and Highland Park, we will be installing three stormwater drain projects – commonly referred to as conveyance swales – in South Park, as well as three in Highland Park. We will also be finalizing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible curb ramp in Georgetown.
We aim to complete the remaining projects already identified by community members in the months leading up to and following the West Seattle Bridge reopening, and will also continue to provide progress updates and work directly with community members through the completion of all Reconnect West Seattle projects.
Read our previous quarterly reports
Stay up to speed on Reconnect West Seattle projects in your neighborhood
Article Source: News from City of Seattle