Please join us!
This is a friendly reminder that we will be holding a drop-in meeting on the second floor of the University Bookstore tomorrow, August 13, from 4:30 to 6:30PM. As we work towards finalizing the design, we are committed to engaging with the community and understanding your needs in the project area. Free parking behind the store with validation. See you there!
With construction starting in 2020, the 43rd Street Improvements Project will enhance pedestrian access and safety on NE 43rd Street between Brooklyn Ave NE and 15th Ave NE in the University District. The project will support the new University District Light Rail Station, set to open in 2021, increase space for pedestrians, decrease vehicular traffic, and reduce the number of pedestrian-vehicle collisions. As we notified you in June, with the help of community input, a modified One-way Westbound Transit Only alternative was selected because it provides the greatest benefit for the largest number of people. Improvements are on schedule to be completed in 2021, and changes to the area will include:
NE 43rd St between Brooklyn Ave NE and University Way NE — One-way Westbound Transit Only
NE 43rd St between University Way and 15th Ave NE — One-way Westbound, Transit and Vehicles
Protected bike lane for eastbound bikes; shared lane with buses/vehicles for westbound bikes
Widened sidewalks and curbless design
Loading zones relocated to University Way NE
Trolley line routed along 43rd St
Green stormwater infrastructure along multi-modal traffic lanes
Come to our meeting tomorrow to learn more and talk with members of the project team.
Tuesday, August 13
4326 University Way NE, 2nd floor
Enter through the Husky doors on the left side of storefront from University Way NE for ADA accessible entrance and elevator.
More information on the project page here: https://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/pedestrian-program/ne-43rd-street-improvements