Photo by Patrick Robinson
The intersection of 47th S.W. and Admiral Way S.W. sees people coming around a corner downhill, and up an incline on Admiral Way, and often at speeds higher than the limit. The issue of what to do about this problem will be discussed at this month's meeting of the Admiral Neighborhood Association on Feb. 11.

Can they fix 47th and Admiral Way S.W.?

ANA meeting will discuss the problem intersection on Feb. 11

Johanna Landherr of Seattle Dept. of Transportation is seeking public input before a developing a final design to improve safety for all users (pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles) at the intersection of 47th Avenue SW and SW Admiral Way.

The intersection has been an issue for years even prior to the 2006 death of Tatsuo Nakata, a 29-year-old who was struck in the intersection and killed. The McGinn mayoral administration proposed the installation of a special pedestrian flashing beacon at the intersection but thus far only crosswalk signs and lights are in place.

Landherr will be in attendance at this month's meeting of the Admiral Neighborhood Association at the Admiral Congregational UCC, 4320 SW Hill Street on Feb. 11. The meeting starts at 7pm.

Also on the agenda is a discussion of the proposed development at the site of the former Charlestown Cafe. An architect from Caron Architecture, the designers of the project will be on hand to answer questions.

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