Photo of an existing curb ramp which was installed more than 30 years ago and will be replaced in this project. This curb ramp and sidewalk is located at the intersection of SW Roxbury Street and 17th Avenue SW.
King County Road Services is replacing 51 outdated sidewalk curb ramps at 11 intersections, and adding one new crosswalk, along the Metro’s new RapidRide H –Line route in White Center. Many curb ramps along this bus corridor are over 30 years old and need to be brought to modern standards. The improvements make it easier and safer for people walking or in wheelchairs to use the sidewalk when walking to or from a RapidRide bus stop.
The RapidRide H Line operates between the Burien Transit Center and Downtown Seattle. Cities of Burien and Seattle recently improved curb ramps located along their sections of this corridor and now unincorporated King County is updating our section of the route to improve safety and mobility for all.
Curb ramps benefit the whole community and are used by pedestrians, those using strollers, the elderly, in addition to people who are physically disabled.
Status updateThis project is expected to start in early summer 2024.
Three curb ramps at SW 106th Street and 15th Avenue SW will be replaced and an additional crosswalk will be installed. The current curb ramps are over 30 years old and they will be improved with modern new curb ramps with tactile detectable surface which alerts those who are visually impaired or blind to take caution when the sidewalk ends. Modern curb ramps also provide traction for those using wheelchairs. View larger image (911KB)