The West Woodland Neighborhood pedestrian safety improvement project is now complete. After seven weeks of construction, pedestrian safety improvements around the intersection of 3rd Avenue NW, NW 56th Street and NW 55th Place, near West Woodland Elementary School in Ballard, are now finished.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) appreciates the community’s patience throughout this project. These improvements will make it safer for people who walk, bike and drive:
- New four-way stop at 3rd Avenue NW and NW 56th Street, to slow all traffic
- New curb extensions (or “bulbs”), to shorten pedestrian crossings
- New curb ramps, which comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, to improve accessibility
- New signs, to alert drivers to watch out for pedestrians
Half of the West Woodland Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project was funded through SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Program, which is financed by the Bridging the Gap program approved by Seattle voters in 2006. The other half of this project’s funding has come from the Safe Routes to Schools program.