SDOT is holding an open house this evening to show their plans to “complete” a stretch in Georgetown that (nearly) connects Marginal Way and Airport Way. The open house, held from 5-7 at the Old Georgetown City Hall (map), will discuss changes to 0.7 miles of Ellis Ave S and S Albro Pl stretching from E Marginal Way to Stanley Ave S (one block before Airport Way).
The street is currently just four general traffic lanes. The lanes are not currently as wide as the city prefers for streets with transit. So, in addition to resurfacing the street, SDOT is proposing a new street layout that will have one wider general travel lane in each direction. There will also be bike lanes in each direction and curb bulbs at several intersections. 24-hour parking will also be allowed on the west side of the street.
Changes like these have recently been referred to as “road diets,” but I have some issues with that term, I’ve decided. My thoughts on that are to come in a future post.
If you want a look at the plans now, you can try squinting at the plans below. Or just head over to the open house this evening.