If you commute along the waterfront or via the ferry, you have probably gotten used to the bike detour changing over and over again. Sometimes it’s a big improvement, but sometimes it’s not. Well, brace yourself for another big change starting Thursday as WSDOT makes some big changes from King Street to the Ferry Terminal, including an extended bollard-separated cycle track.
And, as you can see above, the department even created a super nice video to show how the detour will work (from a driver’s perspective).
What do you think of the plans?
Beginning on May 10, crews clearing space for tunnel construction will reroute all Alaskan Way traffic south of Spring Street to a newly improved road below the viaduct. This change, which will remain in place until at least early 2014, will affect bike and pedestrian traffic along the waterfront.
Waterfront cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured onto a shared-use path under the viaduct, and along a section of Elliott Bay Trail between South Jackson and Spring streets. We’ll also keep existing sidewalks on the west side of the street open as much as possible during construction.
· South of Yesler Way: Bicycle and pedestrian traffic detours to separated, shared-use path under the viaduct.
· Yesler Way to Madison Street: Shared-use path detours onto existing Elliott Bay Trail, opposite Colman Dock.
· Madison to Spring streets: Shared-use path detours under the viaduct.
· Got questions? Call: 1-888-AWV-LINE (298-5463) or email: Viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov.
WSDOT will host a Bike to Work station on May 18 at the corner of South Atlantic Street and East Marginal Way South (near Terminal 46). Stop by and say hello or you can call or email the SR 99 Tunnel Project at 1-888-AWV-LINE (298-5463) or Viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov.