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East Marginal Way Corridor Improvement Project – Update

Thank you for the emails, survey responses, and comments about the East Marginal Way Corridor Improvement Project. Your feedback helped shape the recommended concepts we’re sharing today. More information is available on the project web page.

Seattle Department of Transportation’s plan is to move the concepts into early design starting next year and apply for grants. Once the project is fully funded, they will finalize design with the objective of starting construction in 2021 or 2022.

Overview of the North Segment (S Atlantic St to S Spokane St):
SDOT heard preferences for a westside multi-use path to accommodate easier bicycle travel near S Spokane St. Some favored a 2-way protected bike lane on the east side of the street to avoid Port driveways, and to separate people biking from people walking. A smaller number of people expressed support for enhancing existing conditions with a bike lane on both sides of the street. Based on feedback and feasibility analysis, SDOT recommend a hybrid option:

  • A 2-way protected bike lane on the east side of E Marginal Way between S Atlantic St and S Horton St, a signalized diagonal crossing of S Horton St, and a multi-use path on the west side of E Marginal Way between S Horton St and S Spokane St.

SDOT is welcoming comments. Please email them to Comments can be sent at any point in the process, however, those received by December 22, 2017 can be more easily incorporated into early design.