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Oct. 12, 2009 at 12:53pm

Proctor Intersection's New Look

Now if we could only add some residential atop those buildings...

In case you've been avoiding 26th and Proctor [ map ] due to the construction I thought I'd provide a photo update of what they've been doing. The intersection is being given a much more prominent look with the addition of some pavers and lovely red brick for the sidewalks. The visibility should help calm traffic a bit and hopefully last longer than other nearby efforts. I wonder if they'll put in one of those snazzy, "Walk All Ways" signals?

Stay classy, Proctor, you're looking (and tasting) better than ever!

comments [8]  |  posted under intersection, neighborhood, proctor, tacoma, traffic calming

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by narndt on 10/12/2009 @ 1:18pm
84th and Park in Fern Hill just got the same snazzy makeover, and it went from not being able to sense bicycles to magically being able to sense bicycles! Everything's coming up Milhouse!

by Nick on 10/12/2009 @ 1:24pm
Nice!

Hopefully this is a sign of things to come elsewhere. 6th Ave. could definitely use a few intersection overhauls.

by BellCaptain on 10/12/2009 @ 2:25pm
Proctor ROCKS.......Period !

BellCapt

by Erik on 10/12/2009 @ 3:55pm
Very cool. Similar to some of the intersections in the Broadway LID.

The Safeway construction in Proctor is coming along as well.

Go Proctor!

by Joe TS on 10/12/2009 @ 4:03pm
84th and Park is a 40 year old electro-mechanical signal controller that cycles around continually even when no cars, bicycles or pedestrians are around. N 26th and Proctor is a 17 year old controller with transistors and everything but still does not detect cars or people. It's nice concrete, but the signal operation is the same.

by tacoma1 on 10/12/2009 @ 4:04pm
Kevin,
Thanks for the photos. I've been walking by on a regular basis and think that it's looking great as well. It seems more inviting somehow. Makes you want to stop in at the local shops for coffee, cupcakes, maybe some great wine or a fantastic meal. Looks like money well spent to me.

by narndt on 10/12/2009 @ 4:48pm
@Joe TS

Way to drop the info! So then are these new intersection makeovers technically in stride with the new state law that says signals must detect bikes/motorcycles?

by Joe TS on 10/12/2009 @ 5:00pm
Yes because these signals cycle around continually serving each direction no one is left undetected.

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