A staircase near the intersection of NE 90th Street and Ravenna Ave NE will be closed until the end of April as SDOT crews work to replace them. The staircase, dating back to the 1940′s no longer meets current design standards. The project is “part of SDOT’s program to upgrade the 507 stairways that SDOT owns and is responsible for maintaining.” Funding is provided by the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative. Pedestrian detour maps are posted at the top and bottom of the staircase while they are closed for the next 2 months, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
According to the SDOT announcement on the “On the Move” blog, the old staircase will be demolished. However, based on the forms installed at the site it appears that the new stairway will be constructed over old staircase. The forms for the new stairs appear to be significantly wider and include broader platforms at the top and bottom of the staircase.
For questions on the project, please call (206) 684-8325.