Evergreen Way at 79th Place SE - ADA improvements

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This project will upgrade existing pedestrian facilities along 79th Place SE at the Evergreen Way intersection and the crosswalk at Evergreen Middle School to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. 

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This project includes reconstruction of curb returns to provide ADA-accessible facilities to meet current standards. Upgrades will include new pedestrian signals, new crosswalk signal push buttons, and electrical work necessary for the improvements. The crosswalk on 79th Place SE at Evergreen Middle School will be upgraded to include flashing beacons to alert drivers when a pedestrian is crossing. These flashing beacons, known as Rectangular Rapidly Flashing Beacons (RRFB), have been shown to increase the percentage of drivers who yield to pedestrians who are crossing the road.

The number of pedestrians at the intersection of 79th Place SE and Evergreen Way is expected to increase with the addition of 450 apartment units at the Four Corners apartments, the associated increase of students walking to and from Evergreen Middle School/Cascade High School and the increase of families walking to and from local businesses. These improvements will make the area safer for pedestrians.