Virtual Community Workshop – Rainier Ave
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, February 23 – 6pm-8pm – Virtual Community Workshop on Zoom
Zoom link will be posted HERE in the coming days.
Rainier Avenue will be having pavement restoration work performed. Though the current pavement condition may look good, the planned crack and slurry seal restoration will greatly extend the life of the pavement in a cost efficient manner.
The current road sees approximately 5,000 cars per day across four travel lanes in a 35mph zone. From January 1, 2017 to February 8, 2021, there were 9 car crashes at this intersection – 5 of which had injuries.
An added benefit to doing this pavement restoration work is the opportunity to install pavement markings that better support the safety of all users, especially pedestrians and bicyclists (referred to as Active Transportation). Given there are three schools in the immediate area, these added safety markers are important for the community.
We are working with the community to finalize the design, but expect the project will include pavement markings to provide a separated bike lane and bulb-outs (large semi-circular markings) at the intersection of Maria Drive. These features provide better separation for bicyclists from motorists and offer a shorter crossing distance for pedestrians with more visibility, as well as improvements for those with limited mobility.