UPDATED: 17th and Forest street repair planned for Saturday

This Saturday, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) paving crews will be working at 17th Avenue South and South Forest Street, near the Beacon Hill Library. Traffic in both directions on 17th will take turns sharing one lane with the assistance of traffic flaggers. Anticipated work hours for the project are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Update, 6/25: SDOT tells us the reason for the paving work is to prepare for pedestrian activated crosswalk lights that will be installed in the crosswalk later this summer. The lights will flash when a pedestrian activates the lights prior to crossing the street. Funding for the project comes from the Neighborhood Project Fund and the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative approved by Seattle voters.

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