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More street vigilantism on N.E. 103rd in Maple Leaf?

January 29th, 2013 by Mike

Maple Leaf’s street vigilantes – or somebody – appear to have struck again.

This photo shows the “do not enter” signs on Northeast 103rd Street just outside the Maple Leaf Community Garden P-Patch.

Dana emailed earlier this morning: “Given your coverage of the non-SDOT ‘do not enter’ sign on 105th,thought you’d like to know that someone has put black garbage bags over all of the ‘dead end’ and ‘do not enter’ signs on 103rd. Doubt this was SDOT, either.”

The covered “dead end” sign is at 103rd and Fifth Avenue Northeast. The “do not enter” signs face west  midway between Fifth and Eighth. They are routinely ignored by drivers.

“What a little war we’re having,” DW commented on our earlier post on the apparently citizen-assisted “do not enter” sign on nearby Northeast 105th Street at Eighth Avenue Northeast.

The remains of that sign, which the Seattle Department of Transportation says it did not install, are shown below.

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City did not install Do Not Enter sign on 105th!

January 25th, 2013 by master

Somebody in the neighborhood has some access to extremely official-looking traffic signs.

Turns out the “Do Not Enter” sign that recently showed up on the corner of Northeast 105th Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast wasn’t actually installed by the Seattle Department of Transportation. Rick Sheridan, SDOT communications director, tell us:

“According to our records, this is not a City of Seattle installed traffic sign. SDOT will remove it shortly and replace it with a legitimate  ‘One Lane Road’ sign. That sign will appropriately indicate that, though it is a one-lane road, two-way traffic can use the street.”

Huh. So who installed the sign?

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