Signal will allow for easier access through Kendall Yards
Julie Happy, 509.625.7773, email@example.com
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:23 a.m.
Starting Thursday morning, the new traffic signal at the intersection of Summit Parkway and Monroe Street will be fully operational.
This week, crews initiated flash operations at the intersection, and full stop-and-go operations are expected to begin around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. While the new traffic signal will be fully operational, the east leg of Summit Parkway/Bridge Avenue will remain closed due to ongoing construction on a Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO). The west leg of Summit Parkway approaching the intersection will be open to traffic, however.
The new signal will allow for easier, safer access in this area for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. The signal will include pedestrian count-down timers and detectors that are sensitive enough to recognize when people on bikes or motorcycles want to cross.