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SR 900 – Martin Luther King Jr. Way South Corridor Study – Existing Conditions

The below images show existing conditions along SR 900 as of September 2020.

Shoulders

Image of the shoulder on the south side of SR 900, which lacks sidewalks.
The south side of SR 900, east of South 129th Street

There are sections of SR 900 that are missing sidewalks, where people have use the shoulder to access bus stops, stores, or their homes.

Pedestrian buttons

Image showing a pedestrian button on a utility pole at a crosswalk. There is a raised platform and curb that extends multiple feet from the utility pole.
Pedestrian button and crosswalks at South 129th Street

Where sidewalks are present, they’re not always accessible for everyone. This pedestrian button would be hard to reach for someone using a wheelchair.

Curb ramps

Image of a curb ramp without yellow tactile surface markings.
Curb ramp on SR 900

This sidewalk ramp and others in the corridor are missing tactile surface markings.

Speed limits

Image showing a 50 mile-per-hour speed limit sign.
Corridor speeds increase heading toward I-5

Corridor speeds are signed as 50MPH for sections of the SR 900 corridor, which is not a pedestrian-friendly environment.

Walkways

Image showing a marked walkway along the north shoulder of SR 900 between the bus stop at Cambridge Park Villa and the intersection with 68th Avenue South.
Marked walkway along SR 900 near 68th Avenue South

In 2019, WSDOT installed a marked walkway along the north shoulder of SR 900 between the bus stop at Cambridge Park Villa and the intersection with 68th Avenue South.

Crosswalks

Image showing the newly painted crosswalks at the South 129th Street intersection.
Fresh crosswalks at the South 129th Street intersection

In 2020, WSDOT restriped the turn markings at South 129th Street and repainted the crosswalks.


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