Othello and Rainier Beach Healthy Street

Updated July 1, 2024

What's Happening Now?

As soon as mid-July, we will start construction of the permanent installments for the Othello-Rainier Beach Healthy Street.

We will install permanent signage with a concrete block base and newly painted curb space around it at each intersection along the Healthy Street. At intersections where neighbors requested planters, we will install the permanent signage with a planter sign base. Unauthorized on-street parking located within 20 feet of the intersection will be removed for the permanent sign installation.

As part of this permanent Othello and Rainier Beach Healthy Street, we will install additional safety enhancements at three locations, and local artist Damon Brown will create a mural installation! To explore the Healthy Street plans, see the “Design Elements” section below.

What to expect during construction:  
Typical construction hours are weekdays, 7 AM to 5 PM, and may include weekend work.   
 
Other expected construction effects may include:  

  • Noise and vibration  
  • Dust and debris  
  • Construction staging and parking impacts near the work sites  
  • “No Parking” areas and other parking impacts  
  • Crosswalk and sidewalk closures, with detours for people walking and biking 
  • Roadway closures and detours for vehicle traffic
  • Tree trimming (for sign visibility)

Please note that the construction schedule may change due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e., weather, soil conditions, etc.). We encourage you to sign up for email updates to get the most updated information on construction. 

Helping to Choose the Othello & Rainier Beach Healthy Street Mural 

Artist Damon Brown created two design options for the Healthy Streets mural planned for S Kenyon St and 46th Ave S. He designed the two mural options based on original designs created by Dunlap Elementary students.

Because the mural design is based on artwork and ideas first suggested by students, we invited them, family members, and school staff to help choose the final design options. Last month, the Healthy Streets team hosted a pop-up event during the Dunlap Elementary Bike Bus and then a second pop-up welcomed South Shore K-8 to view the artwork. Students (and parents) also were invited to snack on a doughnut hole or oranges and to grab bookmarks, stickers, and safety reflectors for their bicycles. Check out a few of our photos:

Collage showing a parent putting safety reflectors on her child's bicycle, the Dunlop Elementary Bike Bus approaching the school entrance, and students looking at mural designs

Project Map

Othello Rainier Beach Healthy Street Project Map

Design Elements

Safety Enhancements at S Webster St and 46th Ave S:

  • New stop signs with stop bar markings indicating where to stop on the east and west sides of the intersection of S Webster St and 45th Ave S.
  • New stop signs with stop bar markings indicating where to stop on the north and south sides of the intersection of S Webster St and 46th Ave S.

Map showing the safety enhancements at S Webster St and 46th Ave

Safety Enhancements at S Cloverdale St and 46th Ave S: 

  • New crossing lights, also known as Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons (RRFD), on the east side of the intersection of S Cloverdale St and 46th Ave S.
  • A new crosswalk on the north side of the intersection of S Cloverdale St and 46th Ave S.
  • Relocating the existing stop sign and stop bar closer to the intersection to improve lines of sight. 

Example of design changes at Cloverdale

S Kenyon St and 46th Ave S:

  • A mural installation by local artist Damon Brown.
  • Additional stop signs and stop bars to create new all-way stops at the intersection(s).

Map showing the mural installation and new all-way stops at S Kenyon St.

Materials

Transportation

Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623
684-Road@seattle.gov

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