Work on Green Lake Way has started!
Safety improvement work on the Green Lake Way has started! The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has marked the pavement indicating re-striping and new bike lanes.
The five-way intersection of N 50th Street, Stone Way N and N Green Lake Way is heavy trafficked by cars, bicyclists and pedestrians; and the changes will improve safety and provide better transportation options for all users.
The following changes are being made between N 50th Street and N 55th Street:
- A two-way left turn lane will be installed
- A marked crosswalk will be installed at N 52nd Street
- Bicycle lanes will be striped in both directions
- One general purpose travel lane will be provided in each direction
- To reduce neighborhood cut through traffic, left turns will no longer be allowed from southbound Green Lake Way N to eastbound N 55th Street
Additionally, on-street parking will no longer be allowed on the north side of N 50th Street between Green Lake Way N and Woodlawn Avenue N. This will improve signal operations and reduce delay for vehicles at the five-way intersection of N 50th Street, Stone Way N and N Green Lake Way.
"We expect these changes to reduce the number of collisions and the percent of drivers exceeding the speed limit," SDOT states. "We also expect the street to operate more efficiently with this new configuration so overall travel time will remain essentially the same as it is today."
Layout will begin in October and these changes will be completed in late October, weather permitting.