Delayed work — including new parking restrictions and expanded bus stops on Capitol Hill — to make the heavily-used but notoriously behind schedule Metro Route 8 line more dependable is expected to be wrapped up this week.
SDOT announced the construction update Monday on the most significant piece of the street puzzle — lane changes on Denny Way:
One of the busiest stretches of Denny Way, eastbound from Fairview Ave E to Stewart St, is about to get a new transit-only lane—dedicated to moving many people efficiently. The project is part of a larger effort to address the historically late King County Metro Route 8, which serves an estimated 10,000 riders per weekday.
CHS first reported on the changes when they were lined up to be completed in 2017. SDOT says the schedule was changed to accommodate needs of Seattle City Light’s major Denny Substation construction project.
In addition to some new street parking restrictions along the 8’s routes, Metro planned two bus stops on E Olive Way and E John to be expanded “so buses don’t have to leave and re-enter heavy traffic, and to provide more space and amenities for waiting passengers.”
The reconfiguration project is expected to finish Tuesday, August 28. Let us know if the 8 is less late after the work is wrapped up.
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