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Traffic Signal Construction Begins for New U-District Greenway

Congratulations to University Greenways! This week, SDOT began construction on a new stop light for crossing NE 50th on the 12th Ave University Neighborhood Greenway. See the press release from SDOT below.u-district_signal

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October 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Marybeth Turner, Public Relations Supervisor, 206.684.8548

NE 50th Street and 12th Avenue NE lane closure
New traffic signal to enhance safety of neighborhood greenway

SEATTLEā€”A single westbound lane closure will be required beginning Monday, Oct. 20th to provide access for crews to begin construction on the installation of a new signal at Northeast 50th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast in the University District.

As part of the University Neighborhood Greenway, the Seattle Department of Transportation will be making improvements to the intersection including installing a new traffic signal, upgrading curb ramps and striping four new crosswalks. These improvements will improve pedestrian mobility and safety for all users of the street.

Work on this project is expected to be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting.