One of the tighter squeezes around Capitol Hill is about to get a little relief — at the cost of a handful of street parking. SDOT has told residents around the area that the 15th Ave E and E Galer squeeze is about to be loosened up — here’s a note CHS received from a department planner about the changes:
There is a bus layover area on the west side of 15th Ave E, and due to the roadway being too narrow, southbound vehicles are forced to cross over the centerline to get around buses in the layover area. To fix this safety problem, we are removing a few parking spaces on the east side of 15th Ave E to provide more room for moving vehicles. Attached is an informational letter that was sent out to residents in vicinity of the project that explains the safety improvements.
The full notice sent to residents is below.