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Safety improvements coming to Washington Avenue's west side

The improvements will include speed cushions to slow traffic on key blocks and hardened centerlines to prevent the aggressive cutting of left turns at hazardous speeds. Washington Avenue is on the City's High Injury Network, a collection of streets where the majority of serious injuries and deadly crashes take place. A total of 169 reportable crashes occurred between 2016 and 2020, with pedestrians and bicyclists overrepresented compared to the City's streets as a whole.

Speed cushions will be placed as follows:

  • One full set of speed cushions on the 1600 block of Washington just east of Chadwick Street

  • One full set of speed cushions on the 1700 block of Washington between Bouvier and Colorado Streets

Hardened centerlines mitigating factors contributing to the fatal and serious injury crash history associated with left turns at Washington Avenue and:

  • SB Grays Ferry Avenue

  • SB 25th Street