City crews are working on a series of improvements to the intersection of 2nd Avenue SE and SE Bush Street in Olde Town.
From Aug. 15-23, the 2nd Avenue SE and SE Bush Street intersection will be closed from 7 a.m.-6 p.m., re-opening in the evenings and on the weekend. A detour will be in place along Front Street, with local access only through Olde Town. Travel delays and congestion should be expected.
Prior to the start of the academic school year, the project will adjust to minimize impacts to school traffic. Lane closures will occur; however both lanes will be open during peak before and after school windows. Thank you for your patience as we complete these critical improvements. It is expected that this phase of work will be completed by late Sept. barring any supply chain issues.
This project includes improvements to the intersection, including concrete sidewalks, curb and gutter bulb-outs, water line relocation, storm water improvements and street lighting within the intersection. Led by community feedback, this project will be implementing additional measures to improve the effectiveness of traffic calming in this area. These measures include but are not limited to:
- Improved nighttime illumination
- Stormwater and watermain improvements
- Wider sidewalk spaces
- Improved ADA accessibility
- Lane width reduction in an effort to reduce vehicle speeds
Questions? Please contact Tony Nguyen, Public Works Engineer, (425) 864-1573.