Via King 5 News – Josh Green
SEATTLE – Homeowners in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood aren’t happy about a city proposal to put up a message sign along 24th Avenue E. near Lee Street.
Dynamic Message Signs are large overhead message boards that recommend different routes, limit travel speeds and warn of any other traffic problems. The signs are about 17 feet wide, seven feet tall and stand about 19 feet above the road.
“We’re appalled it’s being considered for a residential area,” said Seattle resident Heather Lowe. “It has no place and it shouldn’t be put up in that neighborhood, but only in industrial areas.
Scott Kubly, director of the Seattle Department of Transportation, told council members Tuesday the location is important for the sign because of Boyer Avenue E, a minor arterial, is the only arterial street in the area with a direct connection to an alternate crossing of the Ship Canal, the University Bridge.
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